HC Deb 19 December 1979 vol 976 cc267-8W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will ensure that section 2 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act will not be repealed; if he will take measures to ensure its more effective implementation; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Prentice

I am still considering conflicting views which have been put to me about the desirability of amending the section and about the form any amendment should take. As the section stands, implementation is a matter for individual local authorities.