§ 105. Mr. G. Thomas
asked the Minister of Health what steps he has taken to encourage local authorities to establish half-way houses or convalescent homes for old people.
§ Miss Hornsby-Smith
My right hon. Friend is not clear precisely what type of home the hon. Member has in mind. Local authorities have a duty to provide homes for old people in need of care and attention not otherwise available to them and alllocal authorities have provided accommodation of this sort.