§ 44. Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many nursing homes and old people's homes were registered and licensed under the Registered Homes Act 1984 in the first three months of 1986; and how that compares with the same period in 1985.
§ Mr. Whitney
Information collected centrally on nursing homes and registered residential homes for the elderly and disabled in England relates to the number operating on a particular day in each year and does not indicate the period when new homes were first registered. The latest information on this basis shows that there were 1,491 registered nursing homes at 31 December 1984 compared with 1,316 in 1983; and 6,308 registered residential homes for the elderly and disabled at 31 March 1985 compared with 5,222 in 1984.