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Hostel Grant Scheme

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will extend the hostel grant scheme, circular 21/73, for two more years so that local authorities and voluntary agencies are not obliged to close or cut back services to alcoholics.

I am considering the representations which have been made and I hope to make a further announcement before the Christmas Recess.