§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many home helps are employed by each local authority; what is the number of whole-time equivalents; what numbers per 1,000 population over 65 years of age these figures represent; what steps he is taking to enable local authorities to increase this service for the elderly and disabled; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Thomas
The following figures reflect the position shown by local authorities as at 30th September 1972.
them guidelines envisaging a substantial increase in the service. Already a very large proportion of the service is being provided for elderly people many of whom are also disabled.