HC Deb 03 November 1998 vol 318 cc478-9W
19. Dr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to modify the regulations covering the ownership, management and inspection of private residential homes and nursing homes for the elderly. [56121]

Mr. Galbraith

I refer my hon. Friend to the replies I gave him on 4 November 1997,Official Report, column 156, and 17 March 1998, Official Report, column 569. These indicated that legislation on the regulation and inspection of residential and nursing home care and domiciliary care will follow when a suitable opportunity presents.

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