Adult Social Care

Part of Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 8:06 pm on 16th July 2012.

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Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health 8:06 pm, 16th July 2012

The hon. Gentleman identifies one of the issues associated with the design of the introduction of a cap. It is worth pointing out that the interaction between the cap and the means-test threshold means that every family would have a different level for which they would be liable to meet their care costs. The issues relating to design are real, as are those about how to meter the system from the point someone enters it, and they require detailed work as part of the design of an effective implementation alongside the costings of it.