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Disabled Persons (Co-Option To Committees)

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimate of the cost of collecting information from local authorities on the co-option of disabled people to their committees as recommended by section 15 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act.

Is it not possible to make such an estimate as there is no way of measuring the cost to the individual authority. As the information is not held centrally and authorities are not required to provide it, they would have to assemble it ad hoc at a time when the Government are particularly anxious that they should not have to undertake additional work.