HL Deb 09 March 1988 vol 494 cc792-3WA
Lady Saltoun of Abernethy

asked Her Majesty's Government:

If they have received the report by Sir Roy Griffiths on care in the community.

Lord Skelmersdale

My right honourable friend has received Sir Roy Griffiths' Report and is arranging for publication on 16th March. Copies will then be placed in the Library.

The report makes wide-ranging proposals affecting the responsibilities of local government; individuals' social security entitlements; central funding and control of community care services; and aspects of the social fund.

The Government will be considering the proposals, taking account of the report of the committee chaired by Lady Wagner on residential care which the National Institute for Social Work is to publish tomorrow, and of reactions to both reports; and will bring forward its own proposals in due course.