HC Deb 14 July 1992 vol 211 cc602-3W
Sir Thomas Arnold

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security whether he will indicate the extent to which his Department's budget will be altered to reflect the transfer to local councils of responsibility for people in nursing and residential homes.

Mr. Burt

The transfer of responsibility will be matched by a transfer of resources from this Department for distribution to local authorities. The amount of the transfer has not been decided.