§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what level of support funding is made available by his Department to care home owners; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what assessment he has made of the costs levied on care homes as a result of the introduction of (a) the national minimum wage and (b) the passing of the Care Standards Act 2000. 
§ Maria Eagle
This is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Department of Health.