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Residential Care

Volume 181: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the implications for his policy on residential care of the findings of the General Medical Association's recent survey.

I understand that the hon. Member's question concerns a survey carried out among its members by the Association of Metropolitan Authorities which inquired about the funding of independent care homes. Our policy remains that residential care should continue to be available for those who need it. The Government's community care proposals, which become fully effective from April 1993, should ensure that this is the case.


To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that persons in residential care are enabled to have individual rooms if they so desire.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave the hon. Member for Tottenham (Mr. Grant) earlier today.