§ Mr. Goodman
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines govern the use of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy on patients with(a) cerebral palsy, (b) multiple sclerosis, (c) spina bifida, (d) cystic fibrosis, (e) Huntingdon's disease and (f) acquired brain injury (i) generally and (ii) for patients who are in receipt of residential care and support services provided by public, private or voluntary organisations. 
§ Dr. Ladyman
We have not issued guidelines for this technique. The aim of percutaneuous endoscopic gastrostomy is to feed those who cannot swallow.
The National Institute of Clinical Excellence issued guidelines in 2003 on the prevention of healthcare associated infections in primary and community care. 552W The recommendations provide guidance on infection prevention and control precautions that should be applied by all healthcare personnel and carers.