HC Deb 29 March 1995 vol 257 c680W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance is given to health authorities on the number of beds per 1,000 population aged over 65 years to be provided for the long-stay medical and nursing care of the elderly. [16244]

Mr. Bowis

HSG(95)8, issued on 23 February to health authorities, made clear the national health service's responsibility for purchasing a full range of services to meet continuing health care needs. Copies are in the Library.