§ 27. Mr. Osborne
asked the Minister of Health how many old people's homes there were in October, 1951, and on 31st December, 1958, respectively; and what 76W were the numbers of old people provided for on each date, excluding the staff.
§ Mr. Walker-Smith
Following are the figures:
NUMBER OF HOMES FOR OLD AND DISABLED PERSONS Provided by local authorities (b) Registered Voluntary and private homes (b) 31st December, 1951(a) 861 (30) 784 (Not known) 31st December, 1958 1,390 (52) 1,755 (143)
NUMBERS OF AGED PERSONS PROVIDED WITH ACCOMMODATION IN HOMES (C) — In homes provided by local authorities In accommodation provided on behalf of local authorities by voluntary organizations 31st December, 1951(a). 31,174(d) 3,582(d) 31st December, 1958. 60,641 8,699
(a) Figures for October, 1951, are not available.
(b) Figures in brackets represent homes for disabled persons of all ages. The remaining homes are mainly for old people.
(c) The number of aged persons living in voluntary and private homes by private arrangement is not known.
(d) There were also 22,924 disabled persons including an unknown number of old people