§ 15. Mr. Willetts
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many people have benefited from increases in spending on income support for those in residential care and nursing homes since 1979.
§ Mr. Burt
In 1979 some 12,000 people were receiving supplementary benefit in residential care and nursing homes. By November 1991 some 253,000 people were benefiting from Government support.