HC Deb 24 February 1977 vol 926 cc654-5W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps his Department takes when there are changes in legislation during the period of Government building contracts which may affect the work done; and how soon any appropriate action is taken.

Mr. Moyle

The responsibility for complying with legal and other requirements rests with the health authorities with any necessary guidance by my Department. The speed with which action is taken when requirements change varies according to the circumstances.