§ 81. Mr. Alexander Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that in the course of the recent miners' strike, local authorities and voluntary organisations throughout Scotland compiled registers of old people and disabled people in their efforts to provide care; and if he will take steps to obtain these records as the start of an official national register of the elderly and disabled.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
My Department will be considering the experience gained from the operation of special arrangements during the recent strike. The lists made of people with a priority claim to coal may help local authorities to provide services for the elderly and disabled.