HC Deb 21 December 1973 vol 866 c471W
Mrs. Knight

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will consider assisting the provision of low-voltage electric underblankets for the very elderly who may suffer from hypothermia, now that these blankets have been improved to eliminate the risk of electrocution.

Sir K. Joseph

The provision of services for elderly people is taken into account in calculating the levels of rate support grant. It is for the local authorities to decide, within the limits of the resources available to them, how best to help in dealing with the risk of hypothermia.