HC Deb 12 July 1994 vol 246 c526W
Ms Coffey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of elderly people in need of continual care were accommodated in(a) NHS beds, (b) private nursing homes, (c) local authority residential homes and (d) private residential homes in each district health authority in England for the years 1989–90, 1991–92 and the latest available figures.

Mr. Bowis

The information is not available in the form requested. The number of places in England available for people with long-term care needs are shown in the table. The figures include provision for elderly mentally ill people and people who need continuing specialised medical or nursing care in other age groups. Information by district health authority on local social services and private sector residential care could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

many children among any section of the population were in families with a nutritionally inadequate diet and had intakes which were, specifically, for any three or more of the nutrients measured for a necessary diet, below the levels recommended in any, or all, of the reference nutrient intake, estimated average requirement or the lower reference nutrient intake, or any of their immediate predecessors.

Mr. Sackville

The most recent relevant report is the report from the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy on the "Diets of British Schoolchildren", published in 1989. A copy of the report is available in the Library.