§ Dr. Ladyman
I have not had any discussion specifically with Gloucestershire social services or national health service bodies, or with any other local social services or health bodies, about "Supporting People". But at the national level I remain in close contact with my ministerial colleagues in the Office of my right hon. Friend, the Deputy Prime Minister, who are in the lead on this important initiative. There is a considerable amount of work going on to take this initiative forward at both national and local levels and we will continue to involve stakeholders in this.