HC Deb 14 May 1981 vol 4 cc331-2W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will now consider widening the scope of his annual report on research and development work on equipment for the disabled published under section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970; if he will also reconsider his Department's attitude regarding the collection of information on research work at eminent centres being carried out, using private funds; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Rossi

In preparing the report the Department seeks information about potentially useful work being carried out with Government support. To widen the scope of the inquiry, and in particular to attempt to determine what is being done with private funding, would require resources that we cannot provide.