HC Deb 05 December 1996 vol 286 c758W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy that the special conditions attached to the community care special transitional grant are extended to five years from 30 March 1997 and that 90 per cent. of the grant available for purchasing care by the local authority is required to be spent in the independent sector. [7117]

Mr. Burns

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply my hon. Friend the Secretary of State gave my hon. Friend the Member for Portsmouth, South (Mr. Martin) on 27 November,Official Report, column 298.

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