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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st March 2017.

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Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 12:00 am, 21st March 2017

The number of care home beds in the country has remained broadly constant at just over half a million over the last 10 years. There is variation and churn between areas, but I believe that the 17% cash-terms increase that we have injected into the social care market in the Budget, and the better care fund that is to come, will make a difference.