§ Mr. Jenkin
To ask the Prime Minister which department will answer the letter from the hon. Member for North Essex to him of 29 July concerning the threatened closure of Foudry Court Elderly Persons Home; when it will do so; and which department has responsibility for care of the elderly. 
§ The Prime Minister
The Minister of State, Department of Health, has replied to the hon. Member today. The Department of Health has responsibility for the health and social care of the elderly.