§ Tim Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care home places were available in Sussex in each of the last six years, broken down by(a) local authority run, (b) independent private and (c) independent charity and other not for profit organisation. 
§ Dr. Ladyman
The table shows the number of care home places by type of accommodation available in Sussex as at 31 March for the years 1998 to 2001.
Figures for later years have been collected by the National Care Standards Commission but comparable details broken down by local authority are not available.
Table: Number of care home places in Sussex1 by type of
accommodation, 31 March 1998 to 2001
Rounded Data Residential homes Nursing homes Local
Private Voluntary Small2 Independent Sussex ; 2001 1,500 11,605 3,645 775 8,310 2000 1,520 12,770 3,175 785 8,705 1999 1,605 13,030 3,140 815 8,945 1998 1,840 12,700 3,485 790 9,235 1Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex local authorities and East Sussex and West Sussex health authorities 2Independent registered care homes with less than four places
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