§ Dr. Edmund Marshall
asked the Secretary of State for the Social Services whether he will take steps to introduce a494W
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 495W installation and rental of telephones for elderly and disabled people. There are at present no plans to extend this provision.