§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What plans they have to introduce a system of free healthcare provision for the elderly in Northern Ireland similar to that in Scotland. [HL4627]
§ Baroness Amos
In October 2002, the Northern Ireland Executive introduced a scheme of publicly funded nursing care for people in nursing homes. There are, however, no plans at present to introduce a scheme of publicly funded personal care for older people in Northern Ireland similar to that in Scotland.