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Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act 2003

Section 13: Application of Local Authority Social Services Act 1970

50.Section 13 makes an amendment to the above Act, providing that the functions under Part 1 of this Act are social services functions. Under other provisions of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, the Secretary of State is empowered to give guidance or directions to local authorities about the carrying out of their social services functions. This amendment allows the Secretary of State to give such guidance or directions on the carrying out of functions under Part 1 of this Act.

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