HC Deb 05 March 1991 vol 187 c110W
22. Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the future of local authority residential care for the elderly and disabled.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

Our community care policies, to be implemented between now and 1993, will improve standards in residential care for old or disabled people either in local authority or independent care, and help to ensure that it is not used except where home-based alternatives are or have become unsuitable.