§ 24. Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received in relation to registration of private homes for the elderly.
§ Mr. John Patten
Representations we have received range from criticisms that the new registration procedures are not tough enough to complaints that local authorities are applying them to inflexibly. As the new regulations came into operation as recently as 1 January it is too soon to judge their effectiveness, but we are keeping the position under review.