HC Deb 24 October 1985 vol 84 c228W
Mrs. Beckett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how he envisages that the scope of the proposed social fund in meeting community care needs will be widened in the longer term and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Newton

The Green Paper "Reform of Social Security" indicates our longer term aim of promoting a more satisfactory mix of cash and services. I outlined some possibilities for future development in my speech to the joint social services annual conference on 27 September. I am placing a copy of the press release that was issued on that occasion in the Library.