§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will list, for the last three years and to the latest available date, the number of available day care places per thousand population aged 65 years and over; and what has been the percentage change in each year;
(2) how many day care places per 1,000 population over 65 years of age were available at the latest date; what were the figures for each of the previous three years; and what was the percentage change for each year.
§ Mr. Newton
The information requested is shown in the table:
Day care places for elderly provided by local authorities in day centres and residential homes England Year Places per person aged 65 or more per 1,000 relevant population Percentage change on previous year 1979 3.8 +5.9 1980 3.9 +2.7 1981 4.1 +3.4
1979 7980 1981* Percentage change at previous year +3.2 +2.2 +12.2 * New form introduced with modified definitions therefore figures not strictly comparable with earlier years.