§ Mr. Randall
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many care home places are available in the London Borough of Hillingdon; what percentage change this represents on figures for each of the last three years; and what the forecast is for care home places for the coming year. 
§ Jacqui Smith
The number of residential and nursing care home places in Hillingdon is shown in the table at 31 March for the years 1999 to 2001. Data for 2002 is not yet available.
Forecasts of the number of care home places are not made.
Number of Resident and Nursing Care Home Places in Hillingdom at 31 March, 1999 to 2001 As at 31 March Residential Nursing Total Change Over Previous Year (%) 1999 820 460 1,270 — 2000 960 410 1,360 7% 2001 920 490 1,400 3%
1. Residential data refer to Hillingdon Local Authority; nursing data refer to Hillingdon Health Authority.