§ Mr. Raynsford
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if her Department's estimates of the cost of housing provision necessary to meet the requirements of the Government's community care plans and the implementation of the Children Act 1989, identify separately the respective costs of(a) the provision, management and maintenance of the accommodation, (b) services directly related to the provision of accommodation, (c) personal services, including the provision of food, heating, lighting and laundry services, (d) care and support services, including medical and social care, counselling, social work support, skills training and therapy and (e) any other requirements;
(2) what are her Department's estimates of the cost of the housing requirements arising from the Government's community care plans and the implementation of the Children Act 1989 for each of (a) people with mental health problems, (b) people with learning difficulties, (c) young people leaving care or who are homeless, (d) elderly people, (e) people with drug or alcohol abuse problems, (f) people with physical disabilities including degenerative and debilitating illnesses and (g) other client groups falling within the statutory provisions of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 and the Children Act 1989 in each of the three years from 1993–94 onwards.
§ Mr. Cummings
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provisions she is making to fund care in the community in the county of Durham; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Yeo
The personal social services standard spending assessment for county Durham in 1992–93 is £53.3 million. The county council is responsible for determining its social services priorities and how much is to be spent on community care. Similarly, the relevant health authorities are responsible for deciding how much should be spent on community health services from within their general allocations determined by the regional health authority. Announcements about the funding of community care in 1993–94 will be made in the context of this year's local government expenditure survey.