HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 c618W
47. Mr. Kenneth Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proposals he has for further encouragement of voluntary service to take over responsibility for those areas of personal social services which will suffer from restraint in Government and local government expenditure.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Northampton, North (Mr. Marlow) on 3 Jun.—[Vol. 985, c.615.] I regard the voluntary sector as vital in its own right; it is not a matter of economic expediency.

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