HC Deb 10 February 1958 vol 582 cc10-1W
Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Health the number of general hospitals in Wales where Part III accommodation is provided for elderly homeless people; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Walker-Smith

There are 13 hospitals in Wales at which Part III accommodation is provided for persons, including aged persons, in need of care and attention. The number of persons in need of care for whom accommodation is provided by local authorities in hospitals under a transitional provision of the National Assistance Act is slowly declining but it is not at present possible to say when these arrangements can be brought to an end.