HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 c352W
Mr. Battle

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Leeds West were in receipt of meals on wheels in each of the last five years. [83483]

Jacqui Smith

In 2000–01 a reported 5,450 clients in Leeds metropolitan district received meals in their home as part of community-based services provided or commissioned by the council with social service responsibilities based on the referrals, assessments and packages of care return. Comparable data prior to 2000–01 is not readily available.

Data for 2001–02 are not yet available.

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