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Handicapped Persons (Local Authority Services)

Volume 982: debated on Wednesday 2 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, pursuant to his reply to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Wythenshawe on 24 March, he will now list the representations he has received concerning the abolition of additional payments of supplementary benefit for services provided by local authorities for handicapped people.

The right hon. Gentleman is, I think, referring to the discontinuation of exceptional circumstances additions to supplementary benefit for local authority home helps. We have received written representations from the following:

  • The Association of Metropolitan Authorities.
  • The Association of County Councils.
  • The Association of District Councils.
  • London Borough of Redbridge.
  • Metropolitan Borough of Bolton.
  • Social Services Department, Chester.
  • Social Services Department, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  • RADAR.
We have also received oral representations from several directors of social services.