HC Deb 21 December 2000 vol 360 cc280-1W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what additional financial funding will be made available to voluntary sector homes towards the payment of the increase in the London weighting allowance to take place in April 2001; and if he will make a statement. [143759]

Mr. Hutton

Independent sector residential care homes and nursing homes are responsible for negotiating their own contract rates with local authorities and other purchasers of their services. Local authorities are receiving a real terms increase in funding for personal social services for 2001–02 of 3.6 per cent.