HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 c1373
39. Mr. Skinnard

asked the Minister of Health how many infirm aged people in England and Wales are listed by the various county welfare departments as awaiting admission to institutions; and what steps are being taken to provide additional accommodation for such cases.

Mr. Bevan

Numbers are not at present available but I have asked local authorities to include them in the schemes which they are now preparing under the National Assistance Ac and which will contain their plans for providing additional accommodation.