Statement on reform of social care

05 July 2011

Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley made a statement to the House of Commons on Monday 4 July on the reform of social care

Shadow Secretary of State for Health, John Healey, responded to the statement on behalf of the opposition. Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard.

The statement follows the publication of the Dilnot Commission Report, Fairer Care Funding on 4 July 2011.

The independent commission, set up by the Government in July 2010, was asked to recommend a fair and sustainable funding system for adult social care in England. Further information on the Dilnot Commission can be found on the Department of Health website.

  • Department of Health: Dilnot Commission Report published

Oral Statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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