§ Mr. Freeson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will encourage and enable local authorities and housing associations to establish comprehensive purchase, repair, rehousing and advisory services for the elderly.
§ Sir George Young
The importance to elderly people of comprehensive housing aid and advice services is one of the themes of the Department's film "Housing for the Elderly" and its accompanying information pack. All local190W authorities and those housing associations that specialise in provision for the elderly will be given the opportunity during the coming months to see the film, which illustrates how some authorities are already providing these services.
The Department monitors progress in this field and will continue to assist in the development of housing services for the elderly.