HC Deb 22 February 1994 vol 238 c203W
12. Ms Coffey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the responsibility of the national health service for people requiring long-term care.

Mr. Bowis

The national health service has a responsibility to provide long-term care for people who need it for reasons of ill-health. In implementing the new arrangements for community care we have required health and local authorities to clarify their respective responsibilities for long-term care.

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