§ Q24. Mr. MacKay
asked the Prime Minister if he will list the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Social Services.276W
§ The Prime Minister
My right hon. Friend's principal responsibilities are for: the health of the community and in particular for the National Health Service in England; personal social services in England provided by local authorities; and for the social security schemes in Great Britain and for matters affecting United Kingdom war pensioners. In addition, my right hon. Friend has certain responsibilities in relation to the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys.