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Long-term Care

Volume 512: debated on Tuesday 29 June 2010

16. What progress he has made on establishing his proposed commission on funding long-term care; and if he will make a statement. (4474)

The coalition agreement sets out our plans to establish an independent commission, which will consider how we ensure responsible and sustainable funding for long-term care. Further details on the commission will be announced shortly.

I am grateful to the Minister for his response. Can he assure us that when the commission is established it will consider all options for funding long-term care, including a compulsory inheritance levy?

The Government’s intention is not to fetter the commission but to allow it to do its job.