HC Deb 19 February 1992 vol 204 c204W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to collect statistics on the occasions when no beds are available, other than through the accident and emergency units, in each hospital and district health authority.

Mr. Dorrell

There are no plans to do so. It would not be appropriate to collect this information centrally. We expect managers at local level to monitor bed use and availability.