§ Ms. Gordon
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) privately registered homes, (b) voluntary registered homes and (c) local authority homes for the elderly there were in Tower Hamlets for each year since 1979; and how many residents there were in each of those years.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The information readily available for the period refers to homes catering primarily for elderly people or younger people who are physically handicapped and is given in the table. Information is not available for 1979 and 1980. Detailed information, including information on homes catering primarily for elderly people is available, from 1987, in the annual publication "Residential Accommodation for Elderly and Younger Physically Handicapped People: All residents in Local Authority, Voluntary and Private Homes (RA/2)", a copy of which is available in the Library.
The number of homes and residents aged over 65 in residential homes primarily for elderly people and younger people who are physically handicapped, by sector, Tower Hamlets: