HC Deb 13 February 1996 vol 271 cc561-2W
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. [13396]

Mr. Bowis

We shall consider whether to bring forward legislative or other changes in the light of the report of the independent assessor for the review which we expect to receive later this year.

Ms Coffey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the consultation on "Moving Forward" to be completed; and if he will place a copy of the responses to date in the Library. [14778]

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.

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