Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on the Chronically Sick on 6th April 1987.
Mr. Tony Lloyd Asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many cases of alleged breach by local authorities of section 2 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 are currently under investigation by his Department, how long each case has been under investigation; and when a decision will be made as to whether any of the cases currently under investigation constituted default by the local authority.
Mr. Major Six cases of alleged breach of section 2 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 are currently outstanding. In three cases investigations have been under way for seven months, in one case for one year and four months, in one case for one year and five months, and in one case for two years and seven months. Decisions as to whether any of the cases constitute default by local authority will be made as soon as possible.