HC Deb 09 January 2001 vol 360 c529W
29. Mr. Ruffley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received regarding bed blocking. [142924]

Mr. Hutton

We have received many representations from parliamentary colleagues and others. We are alleviating the problem of bed blocking by investing more resources, by ensuring closer working between local health and social services and through improvements and expansion in care services.

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