HC Deb 12 January 1971 vol 809 c43W
Mr. Maddan

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many local authorities have now appointed a Director of Social Services; what proportion this now represents of the total of relevant authorities; whether he is satisfied with this progress; and whether he will make a statement.

Sir K. Joseph

Of the 174 authorities in England and Wales 133 have appointed a director. This appears to me to represent satisfactory progress.