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Social Services

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to limit the entitlement available to those in receipt of (a) attendance allowance and (b) disability living allowance under proposals for reform of the social care system. (308782)

If disability benefits for older people are reformed as part of the National Care Service, those receiving the affected benefits at the time of reform would continue to receive the same level of cash support. We will give more details about the National Care Service offer in our White Paper later this year.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2009, Official Report, column 762W, on social services, if he will publish the elements of the micro-simulation model which provided the figures on the number of individuals whose needs are critical. (309124)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to him on 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 552W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, columns 553-4W, on social services, in what month those discussions and clearances took place. (309125)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 December 2009, Official Report, column 495W, on social services, what methodology was used to calculate the (a) residential and (b) informal care switchers. (309126)

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave him on 14 December 2009, Official Report, column 763W.