§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the percentage of the population requiring long-term health care for each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; what is his estimate of the926W percentage of the population requiring long-term health care for each of the next 10 years; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Bowis
People with long-term health care needs are supported by a wide range of services purchased by the national health service, including in-patient hospital care, general practitioner and primary care support, and continuing care in hospital or an alternative facility. Information on the percentage of population receiving these services who have continuing health care needs is not aggregated centrally.