20. Mr. WEST RUSSELL
asked the Minister of Health whether he can arrange for an annual report to be issued to show what is being done to improve the standard of private nursing homes in the metropolitan area and to close those which are in unsuitable neighbourhoods and structurally unfitted?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
Under the Nursing Homes Registration Act, 1927, the London 338 County Council is the local supervising authority in the metropolitan area outside the City of London, and a report on the administration of the Act is included in the annual report of the council. I understand that a complete statement of the present position will be included in the report for 1930 which is now in preparation.
§ Mr. ARTHUR MICHAEL SAMUEL
Is the right hon. Gentleman doing anything to improve the acknowledged bad standard of some of these private nursing homes in the metropolis? Does the Minister do anything to check it?