§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the symposium, organised by his Department, on 29th November, on The Care of the Dying.
§ Sir K. Joseph
The purpose of the symposium was to discuss the needs of the dying patient and his family in the broadest context and to consider the problems of caring for such patients in hospital and the home. Representatives from more than 50 organisations covering a wide range of church, professional and voluntary and other interests participated with a distinguished panel of speakers. I am considering the proceedings, a printed version of which I hope to publish and circulate widely in due course.