§ 64. Mr. G. Campbell
asked the Minister of Health what progress has been made by the Government Social Survey in their study of the severely disabled.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Pilot studies have been completed, and the main postal inquiry is now in progress. The Secretary of State for Scotland and I are writing personally to those who have been approached but have not so far replied, urging them to help us by completing and returning the inquiry form even if no one in their household is disabled.
§ Mr. Higgins
asked the Minister of Health what is the estimated cost of the Government's social survey inquiry into whether people over 16 years of age can get about and look after themselves; 165W what sampling techniques are being employed; how many inquiry forms have been sent out; what Government decisions will be affected by the result; and whether the results will be published.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
The estimated cost of the inquiry is £111,000. A preliminary postal inquiry has been directed to 250,000 households based on a stratified random sample drawn from the electoral register. Two forms of postal questionaire have been used; the longer has gone to 100,000 households and is intended to identify for subsequent interview people with a significant disability; the shorter has gone to 150,000 households and is designed to obtain for interview an adequate sample of the most severely handicapped who are fewer in number. The main purpose of the survey is to provide factual information on which the development of services for handi-
DEATHS DUE TO DROWNING IN RIVER THAMES WHERE BODY WAS RECOVERED BETWEEN GORING AND HENLEY, 1963 TO 1967 (ICD 7TH REVISION E850–858, E929, E975, E983) 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 Accidental Suicide Accidental Suicide Accidental Suicide Accidental Suicide Accidental Suicide Male aged 21 Male aged 73* Male aged 12* Male aged 64 Male aged 52 Female aged 41 Female aged 53* Male aged 69 Male aged 18 Female aged 63 Male aged 26 Male aged 50 Male aged 3 Female aged 65 Male aged 62* Female aged 46 Male aged 50* Male aged 17 Male aged 12 Male aged 69 Male aged 30* Female aged 49 Male aged 16* Male aged 74* Male aged 17* * Death where the body was recovered from the River within the boundaries of Reading County Borough.