§ Mr. James Wallace
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will consider raising income support for residents in independent nursing homes or residential care homes.221W
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
The maximum amounts of income support payable to people in residential care and nursing homes are reviewed every year as part of the general uprating of benefits. These limits will all be increased from 9 April at a cost of an extra £100 million a year.