§ Mrs. Castle
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he proposes to publish the regional hospital board report which included a survey of the hygiene of hospital kitchens in a West Midlands area.
§ Sir K. Joseph
The Birmingham Regional Hospital Board has set up a working party to prepare a code of practice on hygiene in hospital catering departments. No formal documents have yet been produced by this working party and the final report is not expected before the beginning of next year. When it is ready I will consider whether the advice it contains might usefully be made available to all hospitals in England and Wales.