§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what expenditure his Department will incur during 1983–84 to develop integrated local services to help elderly people with psychiatric disorders.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
It is the responsibility of health and social services authorities to provide such services in response to local needs. The Government expect them to be given priority. The obligation of promoting priority services generally is being pursued with the health authorities in Wales through the new system of performance and financial reviews which we have instituted. In addition, we intend shortly to announce details of centrally funded NHS mental health developments and jointly financed social services developments beginning in 1983–84.