§ Mr. Stallard
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what initiatives his Department supports for care of elderly people in the ethnic minorities.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
In addition to its involvement in interdepartmental work on ethnic minorities generally, the Department has commissioned the Centre for Policy on Ageing to conduct intelligence-gathering studies over a period of 12 months from June 1982. It will review the social services needs of elderly people in ethnic minority groups and the role of the communities themselves in helping to meet those needs.