HC Deb 11 July 1978 vol 953 cc468-9W
43. Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received concerning the Pearson report; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Orme

Representations have been received from a number of organisations, including the TUC, CBI and groups representing the disabled, on those aspects of the Pearson report which are of particular concern to my Department. The report, however, spans the responsibilities of many Government Departments and the Government's reaction to the commission's recommendations is being considered in that wider context, taking into account all the representations that have been made.