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Elderly Persons (Privately-Run Homes)

Volume 975: debated on Tuesday 11 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what decisions he has reached over the need to increase the surveillance of privately run homes for the elderly.

The review of the arrangements for the registration and inspection of private and voluntary homes for old people, the disabled and persons suffering from mental disorders is continuing. I hope to be able to put forward proposals for consultation during the course of the forthcoming year.