HC Deb 11 July 1972 vol 840 c1389
15. Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he can now state by what date he expects to make a statement on the replies he has received from local authorities on their implementation of Section 1 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act, 1970.

Mr. Alison

As stated in my reply to hon. Members on 13th June, I expect to report to the House before the Summer Recess.—[Vol. 838, c. 1249–50.]

Mr. Morris

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the impressive progress made by many local authorities in implementing Section 1 of the 1970 Act shows that an increase in Exchequer support is urgently necessary if local authorities are to save taxpayers' money? Will he make a statement at the earliest possible date and agree to give publicity to the best that local authorities are doing in implementing this Section of the Act?

Mr. Alison

I intend to give the House full information as soon as possible.