HC Deb 18 April 1989 vol 151 cc131-2W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will publish a table using regional classification to show expenditure in 1988–89 on supplementary benefit payments for occupants of (a) private residential homes and (b) hostels.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

The table shows the estimated expenditure on payments of income support to people in private and voluntary residential care homes. I regret that reliable figures for hostel cases are not available.

Social security region Annual equivalent expenditure (nearest £ million)
North Eastern 64
London North 78
London South 125
Wales/South West 99
Midlands 73
North Western 76
Scotland 39
Great Britain 555

Source: August 1988 Quarterly Statistical Enquiry.