§ 29. Mr. Miller
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action he is taking to monitor co-operation between health and social services bodies in dealing with winter pressures. 
§ Mr. Hutton
We are managing this winter in the normal way through regional offices supported by the Emergency Services Action Team. We have made it clear that health authorities should work closely with social services in managing winter pressures and announced a further £159 million on 9 November 1998,Official Report, column 33–46, to support them in this.