HC Deb 16 January 1987 vol 108 c341W
Mr. Sean Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why Knowsley borough council's proposals concerning the resettlement unit at Field Lane, Fazakerley, were rejected; and what account was taken of the recommendations by the review body set up on Merseyside.

Mr. Frank Field

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has for the resettlement unit in Merseyside; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lyell

All 22 DHSS-run resettlement units, including that at Fazakerley, Liverpool are to be closed. They will be replaced by groups of smaller hostels, run by local agencies, voluntary and local authority, and funded by the Department. The proposal by the Liverpool review team that the existing unit at Fazakerley should simply be taken over by Knowsley borough council did not offer the kind of improved provision envisaged, and the review team has therefore been asked to reconsider.

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