§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to his answer of 15 October 2001,Official Report, column 834W, on preserved rights, what estimate he has made of the number of residents ordinarily resident in each local authority (a) in nursing homes aged (i) under 65 and (ii) over 65 and (b) in residential care homes aged (1) under 65 and (2) over 65 as at (A) 1 April 2001, (B) 2002 and (C) 2003. 
§ Mr. McCartney
We have recently surveyed local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales and have estimated the number of preserved rights residents for which each local authority will become responsible on 8 April 2002. The estimates cross-classify residents by age and type of home. The information has been placed in the Library and is also available on the Department of Health website.