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Care Homes: Elderly

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 2 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he intends to repeal the liable relatives rules in respect of care home financing for elderly patients; and if he will make a statement. (197366)

Provisions for the repeal of the liable relatives rule are contained in clause 139 and schedule 13 of the Health and Social Care Bill which is currently making its way through Parliament. Subject to the Bill receiving parliamentary approval, we intend to repeal the rule later this year.