Adult Social Care Funding

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:41 am on 6th July 2017.

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Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health 10:41 am, 6th July 2017

Of course Governments of all colours have delivered us to the place where we are at this very moment, but have this Government put more money into the social care system? Yes. Did we provide more money in the Budget this year? Yes. Are we allowing councils to raise more money? Yes. As I said earlier, we spend more on long-term care as a share of GDP than other industrialised countries, including Germany and Canada and the massive economy of the United States.