§ 1984. Mr. Terry Davis
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much was paid by his Department to private nursing homes and residential homes as board and lodging allowances for residents in these homes in (a) 1979 and (b)
§ Mr. Major
People in private and voluntary residential care and nursing homes can claim supplementary benefit to help meet the fees. The amount of supplementary benefit paid to people in all of these homes in 1979 was £10 million and in 1984 £200 million. Separate information on the amount of benefit paid to people in private homes alone is not available.