HC Deb 12 May 1980 vol 984 c354W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many hospital beds in the Grimsby health district currently are filled by patients awaiting admission to old persons' homes, but who are unable to transfer because of the residential social workers' dispute.

Sir George Young

Twenty-five. It is estimated that 15 of these patients would by now have been transferred from hospitals to old persons' homes had it not been for the dispute.