HC Deb 02 July 2002 vol 388 c308W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when a report is expected on the evaluation of the impact of covering nursing care costs. [650111

Jacqui Smith

[holding answer 27 June 2002]: We have already commissioned a full evaluation of the implementation of free nursing care. This will cover the first six to eight months of implementation and report in autumn 2002, so that lessons from the evaluation can be used in the implementation of national health service funded nursing care for all nursing home residents from April 2003.