HC Deb 21 February 1977 vol 926 cc453-4W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the value of research if the beneficial results of past research are not implemented.

Mr. Moyle

My Department's aim in commissioning research is to increase our knowledge and enlarge our understanding of problems which concern us. The findings of research are taken into account, with other relevant considerations, in reviewing existing policies and services; they are also communicated to, and exercise an influence directly on, practitioners in the field.