Andrew Dilnot expects ‘shift’ on elderly care proposals by 2014

Posted on: 4th July 2011

From The Guardian, July 4th 2011

Lib Dem MP Andrew George said his party would be “very keen” to push forward care reform as an issue that distinguished them from the government.

He told Radio 4’s Sunday night programme, Westminster Hour, that Dilnot was pushing things “in the right direction” by pushing the bill “back towards the taxpayer”.

“Certainly that is something we would be very keen to push for and certainly if you take our policy back over the last decade or more we have been very clear in this area in believing that this is an extension of the welfare state which we should protect,” he said.