HC Deb 28 March 1995 vol 257 c557W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) what representations he has received from the residents in the Ilford Park Polish home near Newton Abbot, Devon, about the market-testing exercise being mounted by his Department in relation to the home; [16172]

(2) when he expects to reach a decision about the operation of the Ilford Park Polish home and the market-testing exercise currently in operation there. [16161]

Mr. Arbuthnot

We have received a number of written representations from the residents of Ilford Park Polish home. In addition, on 20 December 1994, my noble Friend the Minister of State also met with the residents' committee on his visit to the home.

The information necessary for us to make a decision on the award of the market-testing contract is to be presented by the end of September 1995.