§ Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the distribution of delayed discharge funding, with particular reference to those local authorities which are affected by the ceiling on grant increase for services spending. 
§ Jacqui Smith
The Access and Systems Capacity Grant 2003–04 is being distributed according to the new older people's formula for social services. We have not yet made any decisions on the distribution of the additional £100 million per full year, related to the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Bill. The distribution formula is not affected by the system of general grant expenditure increases.