Social Services: Finance

Department of Health written question – answered on 24th April 2017.

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Photo of Lord Porter of Spalding Lord Porter of Spalding Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the allocation of £2 billion of new money for adult social care to be released by 2019–20, what steps they will take to ensure that (1) local government, and (2) representatives of local government, are fully engaged in the preparation of the Green Paper on the funding of adult social care, so that that those responsible for social care locally are able to contribute to the creation of long-term solutions.

Photo of Lord Porter of Spalding Lord Porter of Spalding Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what will be the terms of reference for the Green Paper on the funding of adult social care; whether those terms of reference will include all adults who require social care; and when they expect to launch the consultation.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

Following the announcement of the General Election on 8 June, decisions on the future reform and funding of adult social care will be taken by the new Government.

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