asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT details of the ratio of qualified nurses and auxiliaries to population in the district nursing services in each of the 20 largest county boroughs and cities in England and Wales outside London; and whether he will make a statement on the adequacy of staffing in the city of Portsmouth.
The information as at 30th September, 1970, is as follows:
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he will next lay a statement about the residential care of younger handicapped persons as required by Section 18 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act, 1970.
In the foreword to the statements which the Secretary of State for Wales and I laid before Parliament on 4th August we stated that we intended to lay the next statements in May, 1972, in respect of the position at 31st December, 1971, and thereafter to lay annual statements each November in respect of the position at the previous 30th June. However we have now changed the reporting date for most other personal social services statistics supplied by local authorities from 31st December to 31st March and accordingly we propose to fix 31st March as the reporting date for the submission by authorities of the information required under Section 18. The Secretary of State for Wales and I intend therefore to lay the next statement in July in respect of the position at 31st March, 1972.