HC Deb 04 March 2002 vol 381 c121W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with Lancashire county council concerning the impact on the NHS of its proposals to reduce the numbers of residential homes for the elderly. [34570]

Jacqui Smith

The Social Services Inspectorate is following closely the work that Lancashire county council is undertaking to assess its current care provision, in particular the consultation with the national health service, local people and other interested parties about future strategies.