§ 26. Mr. Stallard
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects to be able to publish regulations arising out of the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Bill [Lords], concerning guidelines for private and voluntary registered homes.
§ Mr. Newton
A consultative note with proposals for regulations to be made under this measure in respect of the registration of residential care homes was issued earlier this month, and a copy has been placed in the Library of 77W the House. We intend to make the regulations themselves towards the end of this year. At that time we hope that a working party under the auspices of the centre for policy on aging will have completed its current work on the preparation of a code of practice to supplement the legislation.