HC Deb 29 October 1985 vol 84 c447W
Mr. Ashley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many cases of pest infestation in National Health Service hospitals have been reported in each of the last five years; and if he will ask regional health authorities to update their information and send him full details.

Mr. Hayhoe

Health authorities are not required to report cases of pest infestation. We are considering with regional health authorities what further action is needed to ensure that satisfactory hygiene standards are maintained in the National Health Service.