§ Dr. Vaughan
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he is taking to bring into force Sections 13 and 45 of the Health Services and Public Health Act, 1968.
§ Sir K. Joseph
I have now made an Order which brings both these Sections into force from 1st April, 1971—Statutory Instrument 1971 No. 423. Circular 19/71 issued to all relevant local authorities on 29th March contains guidance on the implementation of Section 45 and further guidance on the implementation of Section 13 will be circulated to them shortly. I hope that both these measures will assist local authorities in the planning and development of their personal social services following the reorganisation brought about by the Local Authority Social Services Act.