HC Deb 20 June 1995 vol 262 c203W
28. Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on care in the community in Essex. [27739]

Mr. Bowis

Essex county council is responsible for assessing the needs of its local population and deciding on the appropriate services to provide. Between 1990–91 and 1995–96 the council's total resources for community care rose by 95 per cent. in real terms—well above the national average. It is for the council to spend these resources efficiently and effectively.

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