Preventive Technology Grants

Health written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of his Department's Preventative Technology Grant (a) was spent on telecare in 2006-07 and (b) he estimates will be spent on telecare in 2007-08; whether he plans to extend the Preventative Technology Grant into the 2008-09 financial year; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services)

The funding provided by the Preventative Technology Grant was not ring-fenced. However, analysis by the Commission for Social Care Inspection of the overall spend on telecare by the 150 social care authorities indicates that in 2006-07 £48 million was spent on telecare; and that £84 million is projected to be spent in 2007-08. These figures cover all funding sources not only the Preventative Technology Grant.

The Preventative Technology Grant covers the years 2006-08. Local authorities are permitted to carry-over any unspent funding into 2008-09 subject to any local requirements.

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