HC Deb 16 May 1994 vol 243 c349W
11. Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what steps he is taking to review the cases of residents of care or nursing homes in receipt of a preserved entitlement to income support.

Mr. Scott

Income support at the higher levels is paid to 284,000 people in residential care and nursing homes at a cost of £2.7 billion, compared with support for just 12,000 at a cost of £10 million in 1979.

These limits are reviewed each year.