HC Deb 26 October 1976 vol 918 cc144-5W
Mr. Ted Fletcher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many of the 20 recommendations made by the committee of inquiry into the deaths of four patients at the Darlington Memorial Hospital have been carried out; and if he will list the items which have not been implemented.

Mr. Roland Moyle

The committee of inquiry was not required, as part of its terms of reference, to make any recommendations. However, its report to the Northern Regional Health Authority includes 20 conclusions, and consideration has been given to all of them. In nearly every case where action has been called for this has been carried out or is in the process of implementation. The following conclusions have not been implemented for the reasons stated:

mentosa to take courses of treatment abroad.

Mr. Moyle

With the present state of knowledge of treatments abroad for this condition it would not be appropriate for my right hon. Friend to use his limited powers to make funds available to enable treatment to be obtained abroad.