To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 24 February 2003, Official Report, column 26W, on care homes, whether the statutory instrument will be (a) negative and (b) affirmative. 
The relevant procedure for the necessary statutory instrument will be the negative procedure.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had recently with the health authorities in the London Borough of Havering regarding residential care home provision. 
I have had no recent discussions with the health authorities in the London Borough of Havering. The council is the lead agency for commissioning residential care provision. The council will work in partnership with local primary care trusts in determining the local need for this type of care.