§ 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.