§ 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 Merseyside 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.