§ Lord Balniel
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the conference on the care of the elderly jointly convened by the Manchester Regional Hospital Board and the Lancashire County Council's health committee; and whether similar conferences are to be organised by other regional hospital boards and local health authorities.
§ Mr. Barber
Yes. I welcome this and all other arrangements for improving co-operation between hospital authorities, local authorities, and others concerned with the care of the elderly. The importance of joint discussions has repeatedly been emphasised, and particularly so in the preparation and revision of long-term plans.