HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 c128W
Dr. Fox

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were in receipt of meals-on-wheels in each of the last five years. [77995]

Jacqui Smith

In 2000–01 an estimated 212,000 clients received meals as part of community-based services provided or commissioned by councils with social service responsibilities (CSSR) based on the referrals, assessments and packages of care (RAP) return. Comparable data prior to 2000–01 are not readily available.