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District Handicap Teams

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 6 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress has been made (a) in London and (b) in England generally, in relation to the establishment of district handicap teams; and if the policy of his Department is to encourage the development of such teams.

We support the principle of district handicap teams as recommended by the Court committee on child health service. The establishment of teams is a matter for local initiative and the indications are that good progress is being made.