HC Deb 20 April 1950 vol 474 cc29-30W
Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the great shortage of residential accommodation in Kent for old people, who as the result of infirmity or other circumstances are in need of care and attention; and what progress is being made by the local authorities as directed under the National Assistance Act, 1948, to remedy this state of affairs.

Mr. Bevan

I am aware that there is a shortage of residential accommodation provided under Part III of the National Assistance Act, 1948, in Kent as in other parts of the country. Local authorities are doing all they can within the limits of the resources that can be devoted to the work to provide additional accommodation.

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