Social Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd June 2015.

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Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to page 11 of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services annual budget survey, published on 4 June 2015, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policy of the findings that seven per cent of directors who responded to that survey are fully confident that planned savings can be met in 2016-17 and that a smaller proportion of directors is so confident in respect of 2017-18.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

Funding decisions for 2016/17 onwards, including on adult social care, are subject to the forthcoming Spending Review.

The Department will continue to work closely with local government and the National Health Service to understand future funding requirements, including continuing scope and opportunities to make savings, to support decisions relating to the upcoming Spending Review.

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