HC Deb 05 March 1991 vol 187 cc117-9W
Mrs. Gorman

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he has investigated the amount of surplus nursing accommodation in the London area; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dorrell

The Department recently commissioned a further study of the utilisation of the NHS residential estate and the report of that study is presently being considered. The details of the availability and utilisation rates of health authorities in the Greater London area and the special health authorities for the London postgraduate teaching hospitals are shown in the table.

Mr. Dorrell

Injuries to service personnel in the Gulf have been mercifully few. We anticipate that any rehabilitation needed after their treatment can be provided within existing plans.

Mr. Ashley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans have been made to provide adequate social services for service personnel wounded in the Gulf; and how these will be financed.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

I refer the right hon. Member to the reply I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Mid-Kent (Mr. Rowe) and the hon. Member for Newham, North-West (Mr. Banks) on 5 February at columns154–55.

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