§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will introduce legislation to empower local authorities to regulate private organisations which provide domiciliary care to elderly and disabled people; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Edwina Currie
We welcome the extension of consumer choice provided by the growth of private domiciliary services for elderly and disabled people. We are keeping developments under review but are not aware at present of any need to regulate firms providing these services and have no plans to introduce legislation to this effect.