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Residential Care

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) how many boarders were paid by each Scottish local office in March for those in residential care on grounds of (a) old age, (b) very dependent elderly, (c) mental disorder, (d) drug or alcohol dependency, (e) mental handicap, (f) physical disability, under pension age, (g) physical disability over pension age and (h) others; and for those in nursing homes on the grounds of (i) mental disorder, (ii) drug or alcohol dependency, (iii) mental handicap, (iv) terminal illness, (v) physical disability under pension age, (vi) physical disability over pension age, and (vii) others;(2) what is the number of boarders in nursing homes for Scotland, England and Wales by Department of Social Security region in the years from 1982;(3) what is the number of boarders in residential care accommodation in Scotland by Department of Social Security local office during the last financial year;(4) what is the number of boarders in residential care accommodation for Scotland, England and Wales by Department of Social Security region in the years from 1982.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him by my right hon. Friend on 5 December at columns 157–58.