Report (2nd Day)

Part of Care Bill [HL] – in the House of Lords at 5:15 pm on 14th October 2013.

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Photo of Lord Mackay of Clashfern Lord Mackay of Clashfern Conservative 5:15 pm, 14th October 2013

I do not understand why it is necessary to have any kind of limit in relation to this matter so long as there is sufficient security to allow the deferred payment to be feasible from the point of view of the Government. The proposition that the deferred payment scheme should be limited by the amount of assets a person has strikes me as rather unnecessary. So far as a model scheme is concerned, I would have thought that there is a lot to be said for having a form of document which is universal. There would of course be the possibility of different particular provisions relating to particular cases, but the central core of a deferred payment agreement could be put in a form of universal application.