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 Heidi Alexander Heidi Alexander Labour, Lewisham East 8:06 pm, 16th July 2012

The Minister talks about the financial pressures faced by local authorities in providing care to elderly and disabled residents, but is he aware that the cost to local authorities of self-funders who have to fall back on the state is in the region of £1 billion a year? Does he agree that that is a very unpredictable thing for local authorities to deal with? What proposals does he have to help local authorities in that regard?