§ 20. Mr. Litherland
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will meet a delegation of members of the North-West Association of Social Services Authorities to discuss the adequacy of funding for care in the community ; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
I have no plans to meet this delegation.
I can only repeat what has already been said in correspondence with the hon. Member, that particular issues of funding between social services authorities and health authorities in the north-west are best resolved locally.
§ 24. Mr. Andrew MacKay
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he intends to respond to the Social Services Committee report on care in the community.
§ Mr. Whitney
The Government's response was published on 20 November. I refer my hon. Friend to my reply on that date to my hon. Friend the Member for Cannock and Burntwood (Mr. Howarth) at column219.