HC Deb 15 November 1977 vol 939 cc133-4W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish, on the same basis as his answer to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr on 18th November 1976, Official Report, column 738–9, the total amount of bad debts incurred by pay bed patients which were recovered by each regional health authority in 1976–77 following instigation of legal action.

Mr. Moyle

The accounts submitted to my Department by health authorities do not separately identify pay beds income recovered as a result of legal action, but I have asked regional health authorities to let me have details, which I will publish in theOfficial Report as soon as it is available.