§ 38. Mr. Hannan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local authorities already provide an adequate laundry service for incontinent elderly and infirm people living at home; and what response he has had from other local authorities to his circular inviting them to provide such a service under Section 27 of the National Health Service (Scotland) Act, 1947.
§ Mr. Stodart
Before the issue of the circular four authorities in Scotland were using their statutory powers to provide special laundry services for incontinent old people, and some had made other arrangements. Since the issue of the circular last March, eleven more authorities have so far indicated their intention to provide a laundry service under their statutory powers.