HC Deb 10 July 2003 vol 408 cc997-8W
Mr. Wray

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proposals he has to improve the level of care in old people's homes; and what measures have been taken since 2001. [124055]

Dr. Ladyman

Under the Care Standards Act 2000, since April 2002 all care homes in England have been regulated by the National Care Standards Commission in accordance with statutory regulations and national minimum standards.

Our regulatory reforms provide, for the first time, an independent coherent, consistent and even-handed regulatory system for care homes. The reforms will help to prevent abuse and promote better quality care.

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