HC Deb 24 July 1979 vol 971 c154W
Mr. Lawrence

asked the Secretary of State for Trade what is the Government's policy towards citizens advice bureaux; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

As I said in my reply to hon. Friend the Member for Romford (Mr. Neubert) on 12 June, I am anxious to encourage the CAB movement because it is a voluntary service.

I recently met the president and chairman of the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux to discuss their future plans. I shall carefully consider any proposals they put to me.