§ 40. Mrs. Doris Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what expansion of the Home Help Service has taken place since legislation contained in the Health Services and Public Health Act, 1968, making it mandatory for local authorities to provide a service on a scale adequate for the needs of the area.
§ Sir K. Joseph
Section 13 of the Health Services and Public Health Act, 1968, to which the hon. Lady refers, was not brought into force until 1st April this year. It is, therefore, too early to assess what expansion has taken place since this function became mandatory.