HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 cc69-70W
Mrs. Chalker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many Section 70 inquiries have been carried out by his Department in each of the last five years for (a) general hospitals, (b) hospitals for mentally ill and handicapped and (c) other specialist hospitals.

Mr. Moyle

In 1971 one such inquiry was held, concerning a hospital for the mentally ill. In 1972 there were three, two relating to hospitals for the mentally handicapped and one to a general hospital. The one inquiry held in 1973 concerned a general hospital. There have been none since.