§ Mr. Hammond
To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his oral answer to the hon. Member for Montgomeryshire (Mr. Öpik) of 21 July 1999,Official Report, column 1184, when he expects his Government to complete its consideration of the majority and minority reports of the Sutherland Commission; and if the Government will then make a formal response to the Commission's recommendations in respect of funding of nursing and personal care. 
§ The Prime Minister
We are considering the Royal Commission's proposals and the reactions to the Commission's report. We will announce our decisions in due course.