HC Deb 12 November 1987 vol 122 c282W
Mr. Steel

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the total expenditure made by his Department in each of the last five years on payments to residents in(a) residential homes and (b) nursing homes.

Mr. Portillo

The only benefit payable to people in residential care and nursing homes for which there is information on total expenditure is supplementary benefit. The table sets out the position for the last five years., 1986 being the most recent year for which information is available.

Supplementary benefit for people in residential care and nursing homes
Year Expenditure (£ million) Total expenditure (£ million)
1982 39
1983 104
1984 200
Residential care homes 330 459
Nursing homes 129
1 There are no figures for 1985 because for operational reasons there was no inquiry in that year.
2 Until 1986 it has not been possible to identify separately expenditure on people in residential care homes and nursing homes.

Source: DHSS Annual Statistical Enquiry.

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