HC Deb 17 December 1975 vol 902 c669W
Mrs. Chalker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will consider a new and cheaper proposal for the comprehensive detoxification service for Merseyside.

Dr. Owen

Members of the Advisory Committee on Alcoholism have made two visits to Merseyside and held discussions with the statutory and voluntary bodies concerned. A local co-ordinating committee is being set up to consider proposals for developing a network of services for homeless alcoholics which it is hoped may provide for their detoxification within existing services by making better use of local resources.