§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what specific nursing qualifications are required for any individual opening a rest home for elderly persons.
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
No specific qualifications are laid down for the registration under the Residential Homes Act 1980 of a person carrying on an old persons' home. It is for the local authority, as registration authority, to decide, subject to appeal to the courts, whether a person is not fit, whether by reason of age or otherwise, to run such a home.