§ Helen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on supporting carers in Warrington North in each year since 1997. 
§ Dr. Ladyman
The carers grant was introduced in 1999 to support councils in providing short breaks for carers to enable them to continue in their caring role. The table shows carers grant allocations for Warrington.
£ Allocations 1999–2000 64,664 2000–01 156,906 2001–02 217,673 2002–03 264,498 2003—04 334,900 2004–05 417,725
Details of any additional funds used to support carers are not held centrally