Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Private Residential Homes on 13th June 1986.
Mrs. Dunwoody Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the maximum levels of benefit payable in respect of individuals in a private residential home for (a) the elderly, (b) the mentally ill and (c) the mentally handicapped.
Mr. Major The maximum amounts of supplementary benefit payable to people in private residential homes are set out in Schedule 1A to the Supplementary Benefit (Requirements) Regulations 1983 as amended.
For claimants in residential care homes the limits for old age, mental illness and mental handicap are £120, £130 and £150 respectively.
For claimants in nursing homes, these same limits are £170, £180 and £200.