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Health Visitors

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 6 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will review the powers of health visitors so as to ensure that they are sufficient for them to carry out the job entrusted to them; and if he will make a statement.

Health visitors are employed by health authorities as a part of the range of staff that they need. They have no specific powers in relation to their duties, and I have no reason to suppose such powers are necessary.