HC Deb 07 November 1979 vol 973 cc224-5W
Mr. Marks

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he will take against local authorities which fail to carry out their duties under the health Acts and the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act as a result of making cuts in public expenditure.

Mr. Prentice

Should it be alleged that a local authority was failing to carry out its statutory duties my right hon. Friend would cause inquiries to be made. I cannot anticipate what further action might be required however, because this would depend upon the particular circumstances of the case.