HC Deb 16 April 1985 vol 77 c153W
22. Mr. Boyes

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many homes for the elderly were opened in 1984; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Patten

Information on the numbers of residential homes is collected as at 31 March each year. Information as at 31 March 1985 is not yet available. Between 31 March 1983 and 31 March 1984 there was a net increase of 717 homes.