HC Deb 20 January 1986 vol 90 cc65-6W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for State for Social Services what recent guidance he has given to health authorities in England and Wales on the interpretation of the regulations governing the registration of nursing homes; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Whitney

For England health circular HC(84)21 was issued in October 1984. A copy is in the Library. It notified health authorities of changes in the legislation governing the registration and inspection of private nursing homes and hospitals that came into force on 1 January 1985, gave guidance on the new provisions, and commended to health authorities a handbook on registration and inspection produced by the National

Student support* averaged over all students 1982 Student support as a percentage of GNP 1982 Type of support
a b c
United Kingdom £1,367 0.25 per cent. Grant only
Denmark £66 0.03 per cent. Loan and Grant

Association of Health Authorities. Advice on registration both as a residential care home and as a nursing home was included.

Guidance to health authorities in Wales is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.