§ Shona McIsaac
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on funding for care for the elderly living in Cleethorpes constituency. 
§ Dr. Ladyman
It is for the North East Lincolnshire Council to decide, in the light of its priorities, how much to spend on social care for elderly people in the Cleethorpes constituency and how to make available the necessary funds. North East Lincolnshire's personal social services formula spending share increased by 6.1 per cent. in cash terms, to £34.925 million in 2003–04. In addition, the social care grants which North East Lincolnshire has been allocated for 2003–04 have increased substantially. In particular, the council has been allocated £527,000 from the new access and systems capacity grant and £155,000 from the delayed discharges grant.