§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he is satisfied with the present system of operating the home help service in Wales; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Morris
In general, yes. Planning for the development of health and personal social services in the years ahead lays stress on concentrating resources on the domiciliary and preventive services, of which the home help service is one. Nevertheless, in view of the present economic restraints, most local authorities have found it necessary to reassess needs and have introduced measures for the more efficient deployment of their home help resources.