HC Deb 01 December 1965 vol 721 cc219-20W
Miss Quennell

asked the Minister of Health, what is the estimated cost to central and local government funds, respectively, of maintaining the chronically sick and disabled under the present system of benefits.

Mr. K. Robinson

No precise figures are available, but it is estimated that the net cost to local authorities in England and Wales of maintaining residential accommodation for persons in these groups under the age of 65 in 1965–66 is £6.5 million.

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