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NHS: Social Services

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to monitor the level of contributions made by local authority social services departments to NHS local information networks. (183745)

The level of the local authority contribution to the local involvement network (LINk) is a matter for individual councils. Government funding for local authorities' responsibilities in this area has been added into Area Based Grant.

As part of its annual reporting to the Secretary of State, a LINk will be asked to declare the amount of funding made available to it in order that it might carry out its activities as set out in the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007.