HC Deb 01 July 1983 vol 44 c179W
Mr. Soames

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the accommodation and general conditions provided in National Health Service nurses' homes.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The provision of residential accommodation for nurses of a reasonable standard is a matter for individual health authorities. We provide guidance on both design and maintenance of residential accommodation for staff to assist authorities.

We are actively encouraging health authorities to pay particular consideration to the improvement of buildings and maintenance of the entire Health Service estate.