HC Deb 06 February 1951 vol 483 cc191-2W
105. Mr. Hayman

asked the Minister of Health what are the average unit capital and maintenance costs, respectively, for providing accommodation for old people needing care and attention.

Mr. Blenkinsop

I regret that this information is not available centrally and could not be obtained except by elaborate inquiry. In any case the cost of providing and maintaining accommodation varies so widely according to the size and condition of the accommodation and the type of resident that average figures would be of little value.

106. Mr. Hayman

asked the Minister of Health what Part III accommodation has been provided by Cornwall County Council for old people needing care and attention; and what plans have been made for further similar accommodation.

Mr. Blenkinsop

Accommodation is available under Part III of the National Assistance Act for 297 persons in premises managed by the county council; some additional provision is made by voluntary associations in arrangement with the county council. Two further small homes with accommodation for 78 are in the course of preparation.