HC Deb 06 May 1998 vol 311 c432W
21. Dr. Desmond Turner

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proposals he has to improve the delivery of Government services to the elderly. [39811]

Mr. Kilfoyle

I announced 28 local pilot projects across the UK to develop, test and evaluate how we can take better account of older people's wishes in the delivery of public services—to make those services more user-friendly and to help older people remain independent. The pilots will be launched at a conference on 5 June and will initially run for two years.