§ Mr. Norman Hogg
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent representations he has received on community care; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Community care is an important issue on which my right hon. and learned Friend receives from time to time representations from a range of interests including Members of Parliament, statutory agencies, voluntary organisations and members of the public. We have consistently made it clear that we are committed to150W promoting a policy of care in the community for such groups as the mentally and physically handicapped, the mentally ill and the elderly.