§ Mr. Jessel
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he will publish the Government's response to the Fourth Report from the Social Services Committee of Session 1985–86 on "Public Expenditure on Social Services."
§ Mr. Newton
The Government's response was published today (Cm. 27). It comments on expenditure trends and service growth in the National Health Service and on the payment of supplementary benefit to people in residential care and responds in detail to the Committee's individual recommendations.