Harriet Harman fills in for Gordon Brown at PMQs

July 8, 2009 at 1:29 pm Leave a comment

by ePolitix

ePolitix.com reports on the exchanges during this week’s session of questions to the prime minister.

Malcolm Wicks (Lab, Croydon North) told MPs that the costs of care for the elderly are an “unfinished chapter” and called for “robust” social policy to spread the cost.

Speaking for the prime minister, Commons leader Harriet Harman responded that the government plans to publish a green paper on care and support “shortly”.

It is a major challenge for families and the government, she said, but the green paper will ensure more public control over services.

Continuing the line of questioning, Stephen Dorrell (Con, Charnwood) suggested that the funding of long term care was unclear. He asked when the government would deliver action on a policy first promised 11 and a half years ago.

The green paper is going to be a “very important” next step, Harman replied, and it is “not true that we have taken no action”.

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