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Handicapped Persons

Volume 888: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will list in the Official Report the manner in which each of the former local authorities satisfied the requirements of Section 1(1) of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970.

The latest information available to me relates to 1973. A study is, however, being carried out, with financial support from my Department, by the Department of Social Administration of Birmingham University into the methods adopted by the former local authorities in implementing Section 1(1) of the Act. I expect soon to receive the report of the study and shall write to my hon. Friend when I have done so.