HC Deb 15 April 1999 vol 329 c337W
Mr. Sayeed

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the occupancy levels in nursing homes and residential homes within Mid-Bedfordshire in the last year for which figures are available. [80462]

Mr. Hutton

The information requested is readily available only at local social services authority/health authority level. The latest average occupancy rate for nursing homes in Bedfordshire health authority is 80 per cent. at 31 March 1997. The most recent estimated average occupancy rate for Bedfordshire local authority is 90 per cent. over the period 1 April 1997 to 31 March 1998.