§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will update the answer given to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Perry Barr, Official Report, 2 February 1978, column 266, regarding debts incurred by pay bed patients;
(2) if he will update the answer given to the hon. Member for Birmingham, 636W Perry Barr, on 12 June 1978, regarding recovery of debts incurred by pay bed patients following law suits.
§ Dr. Vaughan
This information is not available centrally. The information required to answer the earlier question was acquired only at great cost to health authorities and I have no reason to believe that a repetition of the special inquiries is justified.