HC Deb 19 February 1963 vol 672 cc47-8W
Mr. Wade

asked the Minister of Health what proposals he has for relieving the pressure on hospital beds by providing more welfare homes for old people, at present in hospital geriatric wards but who are only in need of some nursing care.

Mr. Powell

I would ask the hon. Member to await the plans for the development of the local authority health and welfare services, which I shall be laying before Parliament later in the Session.