HC Deb 21 January 2003 vol 398 c280W
Mr. Nigel Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mixed sex acute mental health wards there are in(a) Lancashire, (b) the North of England and (c) England. [90963]

Jacqui Smith

The information requested is not available in this format, as compliance is measured on a trust by trust basis and not at individual ward level.

Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the impact on the Government's policy on those suffering from(a) dementia and (b) Alzheimers of the Health Service Ombudsman's ruling on the Malcolm Pointon case and the Squires case. [91553]

Jacqui Smith

The Health Service Ombudsman's report of this case has not yet been published. We will comment on the report once it is published by the Ombudsman's office.