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National Assistance Act

Volume 175: debated on Monday 2 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations he has received advocating the replacement of section 47 of the National Assistance Act 1948;(2) what plans he has to reform section 47 of the National Assistance Act 1948.

Representations were received in the form of amendments to the National Health Service and Community Care Bill, and correspondence from Age Concern, (England).We have no plans to reform section 47 but we shall be keeping the operation of these provisions under review as our new community care arrangements take effect.