HC Deb 15 February 1983 vol 37 cc118-9W
10. Mr. Marks

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will estimate Government expenditure on care of the elderly at home in the period since 1979.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

There is no central analysis by age of the expenditure on many of the services and allowances available to elderly people living at home. It is not therefore possible to provide the estimate for which the hon. Member is asking.