HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 c175W
Mr. John Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the number of telephones supplied to elderly disabled people by Cheshire and Lancashire county councils and each metropolitan district council in Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

Mr. Prentice

The information is not available in the form requested. However, households assisted, containing persons aged 65 or over, not all of whom were necessarily disabled during 1978–79, were as follows:

Cheshire county council 188
Lancashire county council 671
Metropolitan country
Greater Manchester
Bolton district 73
Bury district 52
*(Manchester district 352)
Oldham district 33
Rochdale district 27
Salford district 41
Stockport district 82
Tameside district 63
Trafford district 38
Wigan district 143
Metropolitan county
Knowsley district 35
Liverpool district 491
Sefton district 88
St. Helens district 53
Wirral district 149
* The figure for Manchester metropolitan district council represents the total number of households assisted.