HC Deb 20 March 1979 vol 964 c585W
Mr. Fitt

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many handicapped people have been identified to date in the Outset survey; what is his estimate of their need for the provision of services under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Northern Ireland) Act 1978; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Carter

The Outset survey is still in progress and no reports on its findings have yet been received by the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland. The survey should be completed throughout the whole of Northern Ireland early next year.