§ Baroness Wilkins
asked Her Majesty's Government:
When the extension of eligibility for direct payments to people over 65 announced in the White Paper, Modernising Social Services (Cmd. 4169), a year ago will be implemented. [HL313]
§ Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
The consultation period on revisions to the direct payments policy and practice guidance ended on 10 December. We will lay regulations to extend direct payments to people aged 65 and over when we have considered the responses which we have received.