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Pay Beds

Volume 931: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1977

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33.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied with the phasing out of private pay beds.

Yes. 1,000 pay bed authorisations are to be withdrawn by 21st May in accordance with Section 3 of the Health Services Act 1976 and I expect to make a statement shortly. The Health Services Board will be making its first report in accordance with Section 4 of the Act by 16th July.