§ Mr. Woodward
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what schemes he plans to introduce to increase accommodation provision for public health care staff in the south-east of England. 
§ Ms Stuart
A national housing co-ordinator for the National Health Service has been appointed from 1 April 2000 with responsibilities for addressing the provision of adequate and affordable residential accommodation for nursing and other key National Health Service personnel.
Any shortfalls are currently being identified in the south-east region of the National Health Service as well as other areas of the country to target improvement strategies.