HC Deb 04 March 1976 vol 906 cc735-6W
Mr. Noble

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what will be the effect of the White Paper on Public Expenditure on the provision of services and facilities for the handicapped.

Mrs. Castle

As I have already informed the House in my reply to the hon. Member for Hereford (Mr. Shepherd) on 25th February—[Vol. 906, c. 264]—I shall be issuing shortly a consultative document suggesting priorities for expenditure within the health and personal services on the basis of the allocations in the White Paper. It will include discussion of the services used mainly by the physically handicapped.