§ Mr. Milburn
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department maintains about the destination of geriatric discharges from hospital. 
§ Mr. Bowis
The latest centrally held information, 1993–94, on the destination on discharge of patients treated by consultants in geriatric medicine in national health service hospitals in England is as follows:
Destination on discharge Percentage Usual residence 69.18 Deaths 17.23 NHS hospital outside district—general ward/younger physically disabled 5.70 Non-NHS institution 4.34 Local authority residential home 1.30 Temporary residence eg Hotels, residential educational institutions 1.22 NHS hospital outside district—mentally ill/handicapped ward 0.34 NHS nursing home 0.32 Not known 0.19 Special hospital 0.13
Figures do not add to 100 due to rounding.