HC Deb 21 October 1971 vol 823 c191W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he has now taken to implement Section 21 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act, 1970; if he will ensure that the full provisions of this Section are given effect throughout England, Scotland and Wales at the earliest possible date; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Graham Page

The regulations necessary to give full effect to the provisions of section 21 in England, Scotland and Wales were laid on 17th September and will come into operation on 1st December this year. This will give local authorities sufficient time to make the necessary arrangements for administering the new scheme.