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Social Services

Volume 697: debated on Tuesday 18 December 2007

asked Her Majesty’s Government:

What is their response to reports that 57 per cent of local authorities are rationing social services. [HL643]

It is for individual local authorities to decide on the eligibility criteria for receiving adult social care services. Local authorities manage and direct their own resources in accordance with local priorities and the needs of the communities to which they are accountable.