HC Deb 16 February 1994 vol 237 cc862-3W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent guidance she has issued to local authorities regarding charging for home helps, day care and community alarms; what are the financial implications of this guidance; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Bowis

Guidance about charging for nonresidential social services for adults was sent to local social services authorities in January, and copies of the circular (LAC(94)1) are available in the Library. Powers to charge are discretionary and so it is not possible to quantify precisely the financial implications of this guidance.

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