HC Deb 27 January 1976 vol 904 cc178-9W
Mrs. Chalker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what progress has been made in considering proposals for cheaper community-based detoxification services for Merseyside;

(2) when she anticipates a decision will be made on the detoxification service for Merseyside.

Dr. Owen

I am ready to consider any modest and well-planned proposal for experimental services for drunkenness offenders in Merseyside which is recommended by the subgroup of the Advisory Council on Alcoholism which I have set up to promote services for homeless alcoholics. I understand that NACRO are discussing revised proposals locally, but I have not yet received them.

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