Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Residential Care Homes on 25th February 1986.
Mr. Corbyn Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of residents in private or voluntary care homes for the elderly are physically disabled.
Mr. Major I regret that the information is not currently available. However, the Department is engaged in discussions with the local authorities with a view to introducing an improved data collection system. This will provide information on the number of persons in residential care by disability as well as by age.