HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 cc711-2W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services which of the recommendations of the Tunbridge Report on Rehabilitation have been rejected; which have been accepted; and which of the latter have been implemented or are currently being implemented; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Moyle

The report of the Tunbridge Committee on Rehabilitation was published in 1972 and distributed to health authorities not as a blueprint but as a discussion document and information source for all those concerned with NHS rehabilitation services. The recommenda tions were never formally rejected or accepted. During the subsequent years there have been changes both on rehabilitation service and in thinking on rehabilitation, some of which are in line with the report's views, whilst others have followed different lines. Although there remains much of value in the report, I do not think it would be profitable after this passage of time to take its recommendations as a possible starting point for developing the service.