May side-steps request for green paper publication date
May 16, 2019
The Prime Minister would not give a date for the publication of the long-awaited green paper on adult social care after she was challenged by a Tory MP.
During Prime Minister’s Questions this week, Andrew Lewer (Northampton South) asked Theresa May for a “definitive and unalterable date” for the release of the Green Paper on adult social care.
Mrs May responded to say “We will be publishing it at the earliest opportunity and it will set out those proposals to ensure that the social care system is sustainable in the longer term.”
In the March 2017 Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond said the Government would publish a Green Paper on social care. Since then, the paper’s publication date has been repeatedly postponed.