§ Mr. Moore
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people in Scotland were in residential care homes in the most recent year for which figures are available aged(a) 60 to 64 years, (b) 65 to 74 years, (c) 75 to 84 years and (d) 85 years of age and over; and in each of those categories how many were funded by (i) the local authority on a means tested basis, (ii) the individuals themselves and (iii) the Department of Social Security through preserved rights. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
[holding answer 22 March 1999]: The numbers, by age, in residential care homes are given in Table A. The figures relate to 1996–97 and are provided by residential care homes on a statistical return to The Scottish Office.
Information on source of financial support is available only for residents in private and voluntary sector homes. The figures given in Table B relate to 1996–97 and are provided by residential care homes on a statistical return to The Scottish Office.
Table A: Number of people in residential care homes in Scotland by age (over 60 only) as at 31 March 1997 Age Local authority run residential care homes Private and voluntary run residential care homes Total 60–64 128 434 562 65–74 806 1,103 1,909 75–84 2,411 2,558 4,969 85+ 3,344 4,289 7,633 Total 6,689 8,384 15,073
§ Mr. Macdonald
holding answer 23 March 1999]: None