HC Deb 27 January 1944 vol 396 c849
37. Lady Apsley

asked the Minister of Health whether such steps as are possible in war-time will be taken to ensure that inmates of mental homes and homes for incurables, maintained out of public funds, are supplied with simple forms of amusements such as playing cards and draughts, especially since most of this provision has become derelict in the course of the last few years.

Mr. Willink

Yes, Sir. I sympathise with the intention of my hon. Friend's Question, and shall be glad to give what assistance I can in any case of difficulty.

Mr. Sorensen

Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman not aware that in all well-conducted public mental hospitals there is a very wide entertainment provision, even under war conditions?

Mr. Willink

I am not aware of any case where an application for help has been refused.