HC Deb 16 July 1992 vol 211 cc909-10W
Ms. Coffey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will be giving guidance to local authorities about the legal implications that will arise after I April 1993 from residential homes having contracts with both local authorities and residents.

Mr. Yeo

The Department issued guidance last year to local authorities about contracting with residential homes in "Purchase of Service—Practice Guidance and Practice Material for Social Services Departments and Other Agencies", a copy of which is available in the Library.