John Redwood questions Andrew Dilnot care report costs


Conservative MP John Redwood asked if the government could find £1.7bn to fund social care as suggested in the Dilnot Report, then it could consider spending the money in a different way.

The former cabinet member told Martha Kearney on The World at One the suggestions in the report made a "modest reduction" in the costs, but could also send out the wrong signal.

He said: "It will send out the message to people that there is absolutely no need to insure against this cost because it is a manageable cost."

Mr Redwood, MP for Wokingham, has written a report for the Centre for Policy Studies, due to be published on Friday. He said no previous government had funded such a scheme and the coalition would "struggle" to find the money.

Andrew Dilnot reacts to Mr Redwood's comments

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