§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance has been issued to local authorities and voluntary organisations in order to deal with the co-ordination of health care for refugees from the former Yugoslavia.821W
§ Mr. Yeo
For the 1,000 displaced persons and their dependants whom the Government have agreed to accept from the former Yugoslavia, three reception centres have been opened. The staff of these centres, which are run by voluntary organisations, will liaise with the statutory authorities as necessary to ensure that health or personal social services needs are met. Departmental officials have written to both local authorities and health authorities in the reception centre areas to alert them to the expected arrivals.