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Nursing and Residential Homes

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:59 am on 3rd April 2001.

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Photo of Dr Peter Brand Dr Peter Brand Liberal Democrat, Isle of Wight 10:59 am, 3rd April 2001

Does my hon. Friend accept that local authorities are sometimes loth to act because they cannot manage without the care that the home may be providing? That applies particularly to nursing homes, because there is a grievous shortage in some parts of the country and that may cloud the judgment of how immediate the action should be.