Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many residents there are in Boyd house at Ards hospital; what is the demand for places at Boyd house; and if he will make a statement about the future of Boyd house.
§ Mr. Needham
There are 44 residents in Boyd house, with 17 people on the waiting list for admission. The organisation of services at local level is a matter for the health and social services boards. We are not aware of any proposals by the Eastern board relating to the future of Boyd house.