HC Deb 23 October 1968 vol 770 c285W
Mr. MacArthur

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has held since July with local authorities about the need for voluntary amalgamation for the discharge of the duties to be laid on them by the Social Work (Scotland Act.

Mr. Ross

The possibility of local authorities combining for the purposes of the Social Work (Scotland) Act, 1968 was one of the subjects which officials of my Department discussed with representatives of the local authority associations on 18th October.