HC Deb 03 April 1981 vol 2 c159W
Dr. Edmund Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services where in England de-lousing stations are available for use at weekends.

Mr. Giles Shaw

I have been asked to reply.

Under the Public Health Act 1936, local authorities are empowered to provide cleansing stations for deinfestation purposes. Records of the location of stations so provided, and their hours of opening, are not kept by my Department. I understand, however, that deinfestation facilities are available to persons without a settled way of life who are admitted to resettlement units provided by the Department of Health and Social Security. In England and Wales there are 22 such units, open seven days a week.