§ Ms Rachel Squire
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the basis for his conclusion in a draft Scottish Office circular that the private sector could provide a greater quantity and quality of service than that at present in the provision of community care.
§ Mr. Stewart
[holding answer Friday 6 May 1994]: There is scope for the private sector to expand as overall provision of community care rises with increased investment of resources. By purchasing from a range of providers, local authorities will be able to offer a wide choice of services to their clients and maximise quality and value.