HC Deb 11 February 1977 vol 925 cc867-8W
Mr. Ridsdale

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take over centrally the funding of food inspection at ports, at present carried out at the expense of the ratepayers.

Mr. Moyle

The Government will be looking at this issue during their consideration of the Report of the Layfield Committee on Local Government Finance.

spread it cannot readily be costed. Checks were completed on about 12,800 prescription forms during the period June 1975 to June 1976; 87 patients were found not to be entitled to exemption and £25.60 was recovered from them.