§ Mr. Laurence Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many(a) residential care home and (b) nursing home places have been lost in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available in Gloucestershire; 
(2) if he will make a statement on the provision of (a) nursing home and (b) residential home care in Gloucestershire. 
§ Dr. Ladyman
In the period 1993–2001, there was an overall increase in the number of places in residential and nursing care homes in Gloucestershire. In 1993 there were 2,854 residential care and 3,228 nursing care home places totalling 6,082. This is compared to 4,241 residential care and 2,966 nursing care places totalling 7,207 in 2001.
Department of Health stats.
Figures for later years have been collected by the National Care Standards Commission.