HC Deb 15 March 1999 vol 327 c543W
Mr. Livsey

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the level of abuse of elderly people in difficult care environments in the last five years. [76905]

Mr. Jon Owen Jones

Identification and monitoring of abuse of older people in care and their protection are the responsibility of local and health authorities in Wales. Information is not held centrally on this. We have established a multi-agency working group, including senior police representatives, to make recommendations on the protection of all vulnerable adults including older people. The policy and practice guidance which will be the outcome of this work will be for the National Assembly to consider.