HC Deb 24 July 1973 vol 860 c352W
Mr. Tope

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will issue a circular to all local authorities encouraging them to provide adequate day centre facilities for the elderly of their areas.

Sir K. Joseph

Local authorities are well aware of the need to develop day centre facilities and this is reflected in their current capital building programme. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the Department's Circular 35/72, paragraph 39 of which suggests guidelines for such provision.