§ 1. Mr. Thurnham
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has plans to provide the free telephone information and advice service in the Bolton area.
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Security (Mr. Ray Whitney)
A free telephone information and advice service is available both in the Bolton area and throughout the country. A member of the public has only to dial 100 and ask the operator for Freefone DHSS.
§ Mr. Thurnham
Will my hon. Friend consider giving additional publicity to the Freefone service in the Bolton area, which has the largest DHSS office in the north-west region?
§ Mr. Whitney
We shall certainly consider anything that we can do. The regional information officers are active in giving publicity to the Freefone service, and certainly the Bolton Evening News and all the relevent television and radio programmes have carried information about the service.