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Supporting People

Volume 404: debated on Thursday 1 May 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the implementation of Supporting People; and which responsible authorities failed to fully implement Supporting People at the date of its commencement. [108752]

All of the 150 principal authorities have accepted their responsibilities for the funding and strategic planning of housing related support services in their areas under the Supporting People programme. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is currently in discussion with several local authorities with regard to contractual arrangements between the authority and provider, and other matters.