§ Mr. Bill Michie
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he is likely to announce recommendations arising from the consultation document "Moving Forward" to strengthen the legislation on the running and inspection of residential and nursing homes to protect vulnerable people. 562W
§ Mr. Bowis
Written responses to "Moving Forward" have been asked for by the end of this month. It will be for the independent assessor to decide whether further consultation is required before he reports to Ministers.
We shall decide at that time what and in what form to publish. This might include the submissions of respondents if they are content for this to be done.