I am afraid that I cannot hold out any early prospect of increased hospital accommodation. The regional hospital board, are, however, seeking to ensure that the available beds are used to the best advantage, and valuable help to persons in their own homes is, of course, being afforded by the home nursing and home help services provided by the county council.
Yes, sir. I regret that, but I suggest to the hon. Member that perhaps the best way of dealing with this matter is by an increase in the home nursing and home help services.