§ Sir John Gorst
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what are the latest figures for the number of residents of care or nursing homes with preserved rights to the higher limits of income support, whose total entitlement to social security benefits does not meet their care home fees; and how many such residents are in care homes in the London borough of Barnet. 
§ Mr. Roger Evans
There are 57,000 people in Great Britain with preserved rights to the higher levels of income support whose total entitlement to income support does not meet their care home fees. Some of these residents may have disregarded benefit, income or capital which could be used to meet any shortfalls.
Figures are not available for the London borough of Barnet.
Income Support Quarterly Statistical Enquiry: May 1994.