HC Deb 27 April 1976 vol 910 c83W
Mrs. Chalker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has for the further extension of the Family Fund and its research projects.

Mr. Alfred Morris

The scope of the Family Fund was extended in October 1974 to include all families in which there is a severely handicapped child irrespective of the origin of handicap. There are at present no plans for a further extension, but I have already announced that I have decided to provide money for the fund to continue its work at a level of £2 million a year.

As regards research associated with the fund, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Chorley (Mr. Rodgers) on 5th April.—[Vol. 909, c. 64.]