§ Mr. Moonman
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services which voluntary organisations have been obliged to relinquish their projects to local authority control over the last two years; and whether it is his policy to encourage this trend.
§ Mr. Ennals
I regret that the information sought in the first part of the Question is not available.
It may sometimes be appropriate for a local authority to take over a project which was initiated by a voluntary body and has become established, leaving the voluntary body to pursue other activities. I have seen no reason to develop a national policy on this, which is essentially a local matter.