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Residential Care Homes

Volume 268: debated on Tuesday 12 December 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what are his estimates for spending in future years on income support payments to nursing home residents. [3331]

The information is set out in the table:

Spending in future years on income support nursing home residents
Year£ million
1995–961,115
1996–971,040
1997–98997

Source:

1995 Departmental Report.

Revised estimates will appear in the 1996 departmental report.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if current residents of residential and nursing homes will continue to receive the higher rate of mobility in disability living allowance in 1996–97; if new residents to such establishments in 1996–97 will also receive these benefits; and if he will make a statement. [5483]