HC Deb 02 July 1968 vol 767 c216W
Mr. Ron Lewis

asked the Minister of Health if he will seek to make available special grants to voluntary organisations that cater for mentally handicapped children.

Mr. K. Robinson

The present Clause 63 of the Health Services and Public Health Bill will enable me to help voluntary bodies active in relation to the health and welfare services: the extent to which this power can be used will depend, among other things, on the availability of resources. Local health authorities already have a power to assist these and other voluntary bodies.