HC Deb 29 July 1983 vol 46 cc668-9W
Mr. Fatchett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the total cost in 1982–83 of providing financial support to private nursing homes to meet the difference between elderly persons' pensions and the fees of such nursing homes.

Dr. Boyson

Information is not available in the form requested because available statistics do not identify separately claimants in private nursing homes, and amounts paid will vary according to individual circumstances.