§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will make a statement on his discussions with the Director of Task Force held on 16th March to discuss the report by the force on the "Old and Cold in Islington."
§ Sir K. Joseph
The Chairman of the Supplementary Benefits Commission, my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-secretary of State, and I held a useful preliminary discussion with a deputation which included my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Northwich (Sir J. Foster) the hon. Member for Islington, East (Mr. John D. Grant), representatives of Task Force and others. The Chairman and I intend to consider possible next steps and have invited the deputation to meet us again in two months' time for a further discussion.