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Hospital Catering

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 19 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in view of recent events at Leytonstone House Hospital, she will make it mandatory for the catering arrangements in all medical and geriatric institutions to submit to regular inspection by the local authorities.

Health authorities were told some time ago to encourage environmental health officers to inspect their catering arrangements in all their premises, to allow access when this is requested, and to take prompt action where this is recommended. The Association of Environmental Health Officers has been asked to notify my Department if there are difficulties.