HC Deb 19 July 1994 vol 247 c215W
Mr. Hunter

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take measures to ensure that a percentage of the special transitional grant to local authorities for community care spending is ring fenced for spending in the independent health care sector.

Mr. Bowis

We have already required local authorities to spend 85 per cent. of the social security transfer element of their special transitional grant in 1993–94 and 1994–95 on services provided by the independent sector.