§ Mr. Pavitt
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has approved the registration of the Clementine Churchill hospital, Harrow, as a maternity home; if he will list in the Official Report the number and designations of medical staff, nursing staff and professions supplementary to medicine at the hospital; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
Responsibility for the registration of private hospitals under the Nursing Homes Act 1975 is delegated to area health authorities. The Clementine Churchill hospital, Harrow, is registered with Brent and Harrow area health authority as a nursing home. I understand that the authority is currently considering an application from the hospital for the premises to be registered also as a maternity home. Information on the numbers and designation of staff employed in the hospital is not available centrally.