§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to introduce legislation providing for the compulsory registration of private and voluntary sheltered housing; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Patten
Private and voluntary sheltered housing providing board and "personal care" of the kind defined in part I of the Registered Homes Act 1984 would be covered by that Act. We have no plans to introduce legislation for the registration of ordinary private and voluntary sheltered housing, as this differs from ordinary housing only in addition of particular design features and facilities for help in emergencies.