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Social Care: Research

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what academic studies he has commissioned as part of the drafting of the Green Paper on Social Care; (256703)

(2) when he plans to publish the Green Paper on Social Care.

The Department has commissioned two academic studies to inform the Green Paper process. The purpose of one piece of work, being undertaken by the personal social services research unit, is to make projections of likely future demand for long-term care and associated expenditure under a range of different funding scenarios. The other piece of work, undertaken by Les Mayhew of Cass Business School, concerns the financial products that could potentially support private contributions in a new care and support system.

The Government intend to publish the Green Paper on care and support reform in spring 2009.