HC Deb 23 January 1996 vol 270 cc156-7W
Mr. Congdon

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will respond to the Health Committee's first report, HC19, on long-term care. [11821]

Mr. Bowis

We have today published the Government's response to this report, copies of which are in the Library.

We welcomed the report's recognition of the priority we are attaching to implementation of our guidance on national health service responsibilities for continuing health care. Our response emphasises our commitment to securing, over time, significant improvements in the provision of continuing health care and much greater consistency in these services across the country.