HC Deb 11 November 1999 vol 337 c818W
Dr. Lynne Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 25 October 1999,Official Report, column 752, on residential accommodation for elderly people, what representations his Department has received on the implementation of the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Long-Term Care for the Elderly; and if he will make public a summary of representations received. [97563]

Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many representations from(a) organisations and (b) individuals he has received on the subject of long-term care since the publication of the Royal Commission's report. [97382]

Mr. Hutton

A large number of representations to Ministers on a variety of issues make reference to long-term care. Some representations specifically focus on the Royal Commission's report: around 250 letters have been received from hon. Members and around 70 letters have been received from organisations since the report was published earlier this year. Around a further 430 letters have been received direct from members of the public. Many of the representations have been broadly in support of the main recommendations in the Royal Commission's majority report; others have criticised the recommendations and some have put forward alternative proposals.