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Circulars And Letters

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many local authority circulars and local authority social services letters were issued by his Department: (a) between June 1970 and February 1974, (b) from March 1974 to date, and (c) each year since 1966.

The number of local authority circulars and local authority social services letters issued by my Department is as follows:

(a) between June 1970 and February 1974
LA circularsLASS letters
197 166*
(b) from March 1974 to date (23rd June)
LA circularsLASS letters
83 101
(c) each year since 1966
LA circularsLASS letters
196621*
196722*
196841*
196919*
197018*
19716459
19725254
19735548
19743528
19752036
19762929
1977 to date (23rd June)1213
* LASS letters were first issued in 1971, following the establishment of Local Authority Social Services Departments by the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970. At the same time my Department took over responsibility for child care from the Home Office, and circulars on this subject began to be issued under the LA circular and LASS letter headings.