HC Deb 31 January 1994 vol 236 cc535-6W
Mr. Morgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her answer of 20 January,Official Report, column 794, if she will specify the aggregate level of special grants and care in the community over the present financial year and each of the next three years.

Mr. Bowis

The special transitional grants for community care are planned to be:

£ million
1993–94 565.4
1994–95 735.9
1995–96 647.6

In each case, the majority of the resources within the special transitional grant will be incorporated into the following year's local authority revenue support grant, so that the cumulative additional resource available for community care will be:

£ million
1994–95 1,274.5
1995–96 1,838.0

We propose to make available a further £418 million in 1996–97, and will determine nearer the time how much of that will be included within the special transitional grant, and how much within the revenue support grant.

Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals she has to require local authorities to spend a specific percentage of special transitional community care grant in the private and voluntary sector during the next financial year.

Mr. Bowis

We shall shortly be announcing the conditions which we propose to apply to the special transitional grant in 1994–95.