HC Deb 15 September 2004 vol 424 c1426 10.19 pm
Mr. Ian Cawsey (Brigg and Goole) (Lab)

It is my honour to present a petition on behalf of thousands of residents from Goole, Hook and the surrounding area regarding the future of Holland House, a private nursing home bought by PD Services, which has evicted the residents as it attempts to convert it into a secure unit. This loss of beds for locals is an enormous concern for the community, and the petition states:

Wherefore your petitioners pray that your honourable House call upon the Secretary of State for Health to hold a public inquiry into the provision of nursing care beds for the elderly, the inquiry to recommend proposals to ensure the adequacy of such provision, and to impose a complete embargo on all applications made by PD Services and like organisations to the National Care Standards Commission—now the Health Care Commission—for deregistration of existing nursing homes, including Holland House, and applications for a change of use of said properties to secure units for persons with personality disorders, until the outcome of such public inquiry. And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray. To lie upon the Table.