HC Deb 21 December 1981 vol 15 c322W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied that his grant-related expenditure assessment for local authorities is adequate to enable them to fulfil their duties under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 in the light of the decision of the Secretary of State for Social Services in relation to the London borough of Wandsworth, referred to in his answer of 14 December, Official Report. column 49; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. King

I am generally satisfied that grant-related expenditure assessments are adequate to enable authorities to fulfil their statutory functions. The allocation of authorities' resources to individual services is a matter for their local discretion.