§ Miss Boothroyd
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he has discussed with the West Midlands regional health authority the reasons for the delay in the provision of long-stay accommodation for geriatric patients in the Sandwell area; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg:
I am fully aware of the work done by the West Midlands regional health authority in planning long-stay accommodation for geriatric patients in the Sandwell area. The provision of service facilities for 101W client groups is, however, a matter for health authorities to determine in the light of local and national priorities and available resources.