To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what evidence is collected by his Department on the adequacy of the inspection of private residential homes by local authorities; and if he will publish a summary of this information.
The Department's Social Services Inspectorate has carried out a study of the implementation of the Registered Homes Act 1984 by local authorities. The report was published on 14 March 1988 and a copy has been placed in the Library.
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the local authorities which make further inspection visits to private residential rest homes in addition to the statutory annual visit.
I regret that this information is not collected centrally.