HC Deb 14 December 1983 vol 50 cc469-70W
Mr. Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total number of hospice beds devoted to the care of the terminally ill in Scotland at the present time, and in each of the five previous years.

Mr. John MacKay

Within the National Health Service, beds used for the care of the terminally ill are not separately classified. Information is not collected centrally on the number of beds provided by charitable organisations in hospice outwith the National Health Service.