Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock has told the House Commons that he intends to publish the adult social care green paper before April.
During a debate yesterday (Monday 7 January), the cabinet minister said the green paper would tie in with the NHS long-term plan and that the document would be ‘provided soon’.
He was then asked by Labour MP Liz Kendall if questions about the long-term funding of social care would be answered before April.
Hancock responded: ‘When I answered a previous question on the timing of the social care green paper, I said it would be provided ‘soon’. I certainly intend that to happen before April. My previous commitment was to do it before Christmas, so it is well advanced.’