To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his Answer of 8 May 2003, Official Report, column 867W, on continuing care funding, what the procedure is for estimating the numbers of people who may have been wrongly denied continuing care; what the estimates are for each area; and what estimate he has made of the cost of the care which was wrongly denied. 
The procedure is based on local information about the nursing home population. The estimate of numbers and costs have not yet been completed.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 8 May 2003, Official Report, column 867W, on continuing care funding, how many strategic health authorities were contacted by his Department to seek out further information regarding their continuing care guidance; and if he will make a statement. 
[holding answer 15 May 2003]: The Department contacted all strategic health authorities.