HC Deb 09 November 1979 vol 973 c382W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list those topics on which it is not his practice to answer parliamentary questions; and if he will list any changes in the practice of his Department since 3 May.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

In addition to the items given to the hon. Member in reply to his question on 2 May 1978—[Vol. 949, c.85–87]—I hope that hon. Members will be willing to approach the responsible health and local authority in the first instance for details of

  • —locally determined policies and priorities
  • —the application locally of national priorities
  • —statistics etc. which would only be available locally
  • —operational cases where responsibility rests locally, and where the local mechanisms for enquiry have not yet been exhausted.

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