HC Deb 08 April 1982 vol 21 cc431-2W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will institute changes in order to allow a person who remains at home to his own physical and mental detriment to be removed to a place of care and safety, by making the invocation of section 47 less cumbersome and hazardous for the practitioner involved while keeping to a substantial extent the personal freedom of the ill individual.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

I know of no evidence to suggest that the operation of section 47 of the National Assistance Act 1948 is cumbersome or causes difficulties. If the hon. Member has such evidence and will send me details, I will gladly consider it.

respect of ordinary council house sales—and 100 per cent. of any other capital receipts can be used by authorities to increase their housing or other capital allocations.

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