§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is(a) the total number of hospital beds in London currently available for people with AIDS and (b) the number that will remain following implementation of the recommendations of the report "Making London Better"; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sackville
The number of beds currently available in London is not collected centrally. Whilst some hospitals have beds specifically designated for AIDS patients, the vast majority of beds used are not reserved solely for this purpose.
After the implementation of the recommendations set out in the report "Making London Better", the Thames 352W regions will continue to determine the level of provision for people with AIDS, in the light of guidance issued by the Department.