§ 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.