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Disabled Persons

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has advised local authorities that they may include a person's attendance allowance when means testing for services provided under section 2 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 other than the provision of attendance; and if he will make a statement.

I have issued no such advice. A local authority may recover such charges as, having regard to the cost of the service, it may determine, but there is no obligation either to make charges or, where charges are made, to impose a means test.