Bed Blocking (Wiltshire)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:45 am on 31st January 2001.

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Photo of James Gray James Gray Conservative, North Wiltshire 9:45 am, 31st January 2001

I am interested to hear the hon. Lady accept that there is a health service crisis in this context in both urban and rural areas. That is our point. However, my right hon. Friend's argument was that it arises from the standard spending assessment--which is a social services matter and does not relate to the health service. Wiltshire county council is much worse funded than Swindon borough council, for example.