HC Deb 24 May 2002 vol 386 c658W
Mr. MacDonald

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the total loss of income to local authorities that would result from disregarding war widows pensions when calculating the cost of residential and nursing care under the National Assistance Regulations; and how many people currently paying charges under the regulations would be affected. [58149]

Jacqui Smith

The Department has no plans to disregard the full amount of the war widows pension from the financial assessment for residential care.