§ Rev. Martin Smyth
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish a table showing the number of registered nursing homes and private clinics and the number of beds available in them in Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
Twenty-eight premises, providing 654 beds, are registered under the Nursing Homes and224W Nursing Agencies Act (Northern Ireland) 1971. Three of the premises, providing 114 beds, are registered as carrying out surgical procedures.