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Chronically Sick And Disabled Persons

Volume 889: debated on Monday 24 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will give publicity to the fact that the provisions of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 apply equally to the mentally ill and mentally handicapped, where appropriate, and to the physically ill and physically handicapped.

A good deal of publicity has already been given, for example, in local authority circular 17/74 of 18th March 1974 and in the major speech by my right hon. Friend to the National Society for Mentally Handicapped Children's Conference on 26th February 1975 in which she drew attention to the Act. I welcome my hon. Friend's suggestion which I shall, of course, have in mind on future occasions when I give advice on the Act.