§ 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?