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1979-1987 : Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Private Residential Homes

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Private Residential Homes on 11th June 1986.


Mr. Meacher Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps he is taking, in the light of the decision of a registered homes tribunal on 4 June, to ensure that money paid by his Department into privately run homes is not misappropriated.

Mr. Major The tribunal decision drew attention to the rules relating to appointees which are in paragraphs 9520 to 9560 of the S manual, a copy of which is in the Library. The existing rules provide for the withdrawal of the authority for one person to act for another when there is doubt whether benefit payments are administered in a satisfactory manner.