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Social Care Funding

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to increase levels of social care funding for local authorities; and if she will make a statement. (110881)

The Government have provided significant investment in local services, including in the area of social care, since taking office. Total Government grant has increased by 39 per cent. in real terms since 1997. We are working with local government to identify future pressures on local authorities, and the ways in which these can be mitigated, as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review 2007.