§ Mr. Golding
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proposals he has under consideration for provision of further places in old people's homes for those in the Newcastle division who are too ill to occupy warden-attended bungalows.59W
§ Mr. Alison
My right hon. Friend has approved proposals from the Staffordshire County Council for the provision of an additional 39 places in residential homes for the elderly in the Newcastle-under-Lyme division. The Council plan to provide in the near future a further 39 places in adjacent areas, and these will in part serve the needs of people living in that division.