HC Deb 25 November 1983 vol 49 c337W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what response he has made to the proposals of the Oxford regional health authority to change the use of hospital beds and services for the elderly and handicapped; what will be the cost of the proposed changes; and whether he will make available additional resources to meet any additional costs.

Mr. John Patten

The Oxford regional health authority has not yet formulated its forward strategy proposals: I understand the authority hopes to complete the preparatory work early in the new year.