HC Deb 01 February 1991 vol 184 cc679-80W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the functions which have been passed from health authorities to local authorities since 1979.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

[holding answer 24 January 1991]: The development and growth of community care over the last 12 years has reshaped the boundary between health and social care, not least by the reduction in the number of children and adults permanently resident in hospital. There has, however, been no transfer of statutory functions in this period.

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