§ Miss Kirkbride
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the number of care home beds lost in the Bromsgrove constituency in(a) the last year and (b) the last two years. 
§ Yvette Cooper
Information for the Bromsgrove constituency is not available centrally. The number of residential and nursing care homes and beds in Worcestershire is shown in the table.
Number of residential and nursing care homes and beds in Worcestershire, 1999 to 2001. At 31 March Residential care homes Nursing care homes, hospitals and clinics Homes Places Homes Places 1999 317 3,781 104 3,226 2000 314 3,719 100 2,831 2001 303 3,530 98 2,670
Source: Department of Health annual returns