§ Mr. McMaster
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what response he has made to the document relating to the development of a co-operative sub-sector of the independent sector passed to his Department by the hon. Member for Paisley, South on 14 June; and if he will make a statement. 139W
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
In my letter of 29 June to the hon. Member, I thanked him for providing a copy of the report. I saidIt is very encouraging to see such an initiative which seeks to broaden the range of provision of residential care and which identifies quality and costs as the key elements to achieving success. I shall watch this and similar developments with interest".