HC Deb 29 June 1971 vol 820 cc76-7W
53. Mr. Willey

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why the average net expenditure per person registered as physically handicapped on services provided under Section 29 (Welfare arrangements) of the National Assistance Act 1948, is lower in Sunderland County Borough than in any other North-East local authority area and, in view of the unfairness this involves to physically handicapped persons in Sunderland, what steps he is taking to alleviate this disparity.

Sir K. Joseph

Each local authority decides the level of its services for the physically handicapped, which cannot be measured by Section 29 figures alone. I intend to issue advice about the development of these services.

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