§ Mr. Blenkinsop
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the Report on the Rehabilitation of Drug Addicts by the 15W Advisory Committee on Drug Dependence, and in particular on the recommendations on the use of trained social workers.
§ Mr. Crossman
The Report was published on 30th April and recommendations in it concerned with the use of social workers are amongst those I have especially commended to health service authorities. In my advice to hospital authorities I have recognised the shortage of trained social workers to which the Report refers but nevertheless have asked that the recommendations be implemented as soon as possible.