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Care In The Community

Volume 122: debated on Tuesday 10 November 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what arrangements he has made with local authorities and area health authorities to promote care in the community; and if he will make a statement.

All local authorities and health authorities are required by statute to form joint consultative committees whose role is to advise their respective authorities on the joint planning and operation of community care services. In addition to the generality of moneys made available to local authorities through rate support grant and to the health authorities, my right hon. Friend supports care in the community developments with earmarked central funds and will continue to do so.