HC Deb 02 November 1989 vol 159 cc313-4W
Mr. Kirkwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to make special provision for local authorities to enable them to offer a day place to every mentally handicapped person in their area who requires one.

Mr. Freeman

The Government's proposals for the future organisation and funding of community care announced by my right hon. and learned Friend on 12 July at columns 975–98, will create a unified source of funding for social care services. This will enable local authorities to plan and deliver these services so as to meet individual needs more effectively, but the extent of provision of any particular form of service will continue to depend on the resources available locally.