HC Deb 02 July 1979 vol 969 cc493-5W
Dr. Edmund Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for the Social Services whether he will take steps to introduce a

this is set out. My right hon. Friend has already in hand an urgent review of all the public bodies in my Department's sphere of responsibility.

national scheme of free installation of telephone for retirement pensioners who live alone.

Mrs. Chalker

Local authorities already have power to give assistance with the installation and rental of telephones for elderly and disabled people. There are at present no plans to extend this provision.

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