Bed Blocking

Health written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria were used in determining which local authorities would receive additional social services funding to tackle the problem of bed blocking; and how the criteria differ between the councils targeted for extra help and the others.

Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Minister of State, Department of Health

holding answer 2 November 2001

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave my hon. Friend Mr. Cousins on 30 October 2001, Hansard, columns 654–56W.

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