HC Deb 21 December 1972 vol 848 cc451-2W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much has been spent on Press advertisements by Her Majesty's Government to publicise the provisions of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.

Sir K. Joseph

Nothing, because it is local authorities and not the Government which are responsible for publicising their services under Section 2 of the Act, which I assume the hon. Member has in mind. I have, however, recently supplemented local authority publicity by issuing over 2 million copies of the booklet entitled "Help for Handicapped People".