§ Rev. Martin Smyth
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Belfast, South on 22 January,Official Report, column 875, whether he will instruct health boards to collect information about beds available at both 12 noon and 12 midnight; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Needham
It is considered that the recording of bed availability by the midnight count is sufficient to meet all planning requirements. It is not proposed to introduce an additional daily bed count at noon.