HC Deb 10 March 1987 vol 112 c163W
Mr. Arnold

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has any plans to introduce legislation to bring three-bed residential and nursing homes within the existing statutory inspection procedures; to what extent the current review of registration arrangements will take account of such homes; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Currie

Nursing homes with three patients already have to be registered with district health authorities and are inspected by them. The registration and inspection of residential care homes with three or fewer residents will be considered as we take stock of the system in the light of current studies involving residential care.