HC Deb 11 July 1994 vol 246 c419W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what are the legal powers of local authorities to run voluntary registration schemes for providers of independent domiciliary care; whether they are able to levy charges to cover the cost of such schemes; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Bowis

Whether legal powers exist will depend on the purpose for which the scheme is established and how it is used. Local authorities should seek their own legal advice based on the terms of each scheme.

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