§ 32. Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report the favourable representations he has received from local authorities regarding the publication of their records of identifying and assisting the disabled; what representations he has received from local authorities objecting to the publication of their records of identification and assistance to the disabled; if he will now rationalise such statistics; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir K. Joseph
The local authority associations share my view that it would be undesirable for me to publish statistics in a form which is misleading. As I have already explained, a thorough review of social services statistics is now in hand.—[Vol. 831, c. 925–6.]