§ 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.