HC Deb 12 February 2004 vol 417 c1685W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total amount of fines imposed on Essex Social Services Department in January was as a result of delayed discharge of patients from hospital. [154194]

Dr. Ladyman

Figures for legal liability for delayed discharges for individual councils are not held centrally. The hon. Member might wish to contact Essex Social Services direct for this information.