Care (Older People)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:41 am on 6th September 2011.

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Photo of Margot James Margot James Conservative, Stourbridge 11:41 am, 6th September 2011

Does the hon. Lady agree that, when we consider expenditure, part of the problem is that, over the past 10 years, the increase in local authority budgets for adult and social care has been minimal compared with the increase in many other local authority budgets, particularly that for children and younger people’s services, to name but one? With adult and social care, we are starting from a base that is already very low, which is one of the problems and is why local authorities are struggling so much.