§ Mr. K. Robinson
asked the Minister of Health whether inspection of mental nursing homes is being regularly carried out in accordance with the provisions of Statutory Instruments 1960 No. 1272 and of Circular 18/60; if he is satisfied that the work of inspection is being done by suitably qualified staff; how many homes have failed to reach the standards laid down; and how many have been closed for this reason since the Mental Health Act, 1959 came into operation.
§ Mr. Powell
I have no reason to think that local authorities are failing in this duty or not using suitably qualified staff. Information as to the outcome of the inspections is not available centrally.