HC Deb 15 March 1976 vol 907 c440W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will publish the latest advice given to local authorities about the level of provision of places in homes for the elderly.

Dr. Owen

In a circular issued to local authorities in August 1972 it was suggested that a ratio of 25 places per 1,000 population aged 65 and over might be reasonable for most authorities, although the level of need would be likely to vary substantially with local circumstances.