§ Mr. Gow
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he can yet say when he proposes to bring into force Part I of the Control of Pollution Act 1974.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
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assisted under the provisions of Section 2 of the Act in this area;
(3) what is the number of chronically sick and disabled persons in the area covered by the Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council who have been newly identified by their local authority since the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 was enacted, and the numbers of handicapped persons assisted under the provisions of Section 2 of the Act in this area.
§ Mr. Alfred Morris,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 23rd June 1975; Vol. 894, c. 75], circulated the following information:
The information available to my Department relates to the period to 31st March 1974. This is shown in the following tables, but I should point out that the areas of the local authorities shown in the tables bear little relation to those of the present authorities to which my hon. Friend's Questions refer. This is because of the effects of local government reorganisation which took place on 1st April 1974.