HC Deb 10 July 2003 vol 408 c1012W
Mr. Waterson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to issue calcium and vitamin D free to the institutionalised elderly; and what he estimates the cost would be in a year. [122323]

Dr. Ladyman

Under the National Minimum Standards that apply to care homes for older people, special therapeutic diets should be provided when advised by health care and dietetic staff, including adequate provision of calcium and vitamin D. No estimates of cost have been made.