§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security, pursuant to his answer of 6 March to the hon. Member for Wakefield, whether, if a suitable person acting on behalf of the resident placed in a care home trust is a local authority social worker, the resident would be eligible for income support.
§ Miss Widdecombe
Eligibility for income support is not affected by the person acting as appointee, but is based solely on the circumstances of the individual claimant.