§ Mr. Luff
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received from carers and their representatives in Worcestershire about funding for social services; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Boateng
A number of representations have been received from carers and users of personal social services in Worcestershire about funding for social services. In recognition of the vital role carers fulfil in helping relatives or friends, I am leading a government-wide review of measures to help carers as part of a carers national strategy. The objective is to bring together a range of initiatives designed to address carers' concerns and give them support.