Caring for the Elderly

Part of Opposition Day — [16th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:25 pm on 15th July 2009.

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Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Labour, South Thanet 4:25 pm, 15th July 2009

The hon. Gentleman proposes fixing council tax for two years, which will result in councils having less money to spend. Does he not appreciate that councils are responsible for the adult social care budget, which is the only part of their budget that is not ring-fenced, and that they will therefore look to that budget for savings?