HC Deb 22 April 1971 vol 815 cc447-8W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what advice he is giving to local authorities about the definition of the words, chronically sick, and disabled, for the purposes of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act, 1970.

Sir K. Joseph

The need to define categories eligible for different services is one of a number of subjects that I intend to discuss shortly in the local authorities' associations in the light of the forthcoming survey report on the handicapped, and of the Act.