HC Deb 18 June 1974 vol 875 cc84-5W
40. Mr. Kenneth Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will initiate a recruitment campaign for more volunteers to assist the social services in the home help and meals on wheels services.

Dr. Owen

The voluntary services already give substantial and very valuable help to the local authorities in the provision of the home help and meals services. It is for the local authorities to decide whether more voluntary help is needed and to see in what way it can best be recruited and used. I share the hon. Member's desire for an expansion of these services, and hope that it will be possible for local authorities to move in that direction as soon as resources permit.

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