HC Deb 18 February 1972 vol 831 c179W
Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what consultations he has had with local health and welfare authorities about emergency assistance to citizens in difficulties arising from cuts in power supplies; and whether he will sanction the bulk purchase of night lights and alternative heating apparatus, an increase in meals-on-wheels and other assistance, including help to families and individuals in danger of isolation in high tower blocks.

Sir K. Joseph

I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the circular issued to local authorities by my Department. All the matters she specially refers to are within the power of local government and need no additional sanction from me. I am informed that local authorities have responded admirably to the tasks they face.