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Residential Accommodation

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 6 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will report on the progress of the discussion between his Department and the local authority associations on the proposals made by the joint working group on fees and charges for part III residential accommodation; when the proposals will be published; and if he will make a statement.

The joint working group on personal social services charging policies has reviewed charging policies in a number of areas, including that of adults in residential accommodation and hopes to conclude its work by the early summer. When the group has completed its report, I shall be consulting the local authority associations about action required.