HC Deb 28 January 1969 vol 776 c318W
Mr. Small

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has decided when Scottish local authorities should be required to inaugurate the integrated social work service provided for by the Social Work (Scotland) Act, 1968.

Mr. Ross

After discussion with the local authority associations, I have decided that the new social work service should commence on 17th November, 1969. The necessary statutory order appointing this date is being prepared.