Social Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 16th October 2014.

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Photo of Pat Glass Pat Glass Labour, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of private equity owned firms which are commissioned by local authorities to provide social care services; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

The information requested is not collected centrally. Local authorities are free to commission social care services to suit local need. The Department does not specify which providers local authorities should commission services from.

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