HC Deb 04 July 2000 vol 353 c147W
Ms Roseanna Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the cost for(a) Scotland and (b) the UK of abolishing charging for essential non-residential community care services. [128132]

Mr. Hutton

In 1998–99, councils in England raised £295 million in sales, fees and charges from all clients of all ages for non-residential services. The responsibility for information relating to Scotland is a matter for the devolved Administration.