HC Deb 30 November 1984 vol 68 c622W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he intends to issue guidelines or a code of conduct for local government officers who also engage in running, as owners or managers, private residential or nursing homes.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The conditions of service for local authority staff are a matter for local authorities and central Government has no part in negotiating them. When inspecting residential care or nursing homes, I would expect local and health authorities inspectors to consider whether the managers have sufficient time to devote to the supervision of the home.