§ Mr. Winnick
asked the Secretary of State for Industry (1) what action he now intends to take to assist the industrial and employment position in the188W
TABLE 2 MAJOR HEALTH SERVICE BUILDING PROGRAMME Number of additional geriatric beds Health board Planned Under construction Dumfries and Galloway 30 — Fife 210 60 Grampian 30 30 Lothian 180 — 450 90
§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland which health boards operate waiting lists for geriatric beds and what is the current waiting list in each case; what methods are used by authorities which do not operate waiting lists to assess unsatisfied demand for geriatric beds; and what is their current assessment of such demand.
§ Mr. Fairgrieve
All health boards operate separate waiting lists for assessment and long-stay geriatric beds. Numbers waiting in each category, as at 31 March 1979, were as follows:
Black Country areas of the West Midlands, in view of the number of factory closures and redundancies which have taken place;
(2) what action he now intends to take to prevent more factory closures and redundancies in the Black Country areas of the West Midlands.189W
§ Mr. David Mitchell
The Government's policies are designed to encourage industrial expansion and employment throughout the country.