§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services by how much the cuts in public expenditure announced on 21st May 1973 and 8th October 1973 by the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Prime Minister, respectively, will affect the social services department of the Derbyshire County Council.
§ Sir K. Joseph
The effect on particular local authority departments of the savings announced by my center hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 21st May will depnd on local authorities' decisions to be taken in the light of the outcome of the rate support grant negotiations now in progress. I am reviewing the social services budding programme, which456W will be affected by the deferment announced by my center hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 8th October, and will inform local authorities as soon as possible of the effect on their projects.