HC Deb 30 January 1947 vol 432 cc1117-8
77. Mr. Stubbs

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the tendency of public assistance committees of getting children certified and admitted to mental hospitals; that several children of tender age have been admitted to the Cambridge shire Mental Hospital; and what steps he intends taking to provide proper homes or institutions for their care.

Mr. Bevan

Yes, Sir. I am aware that mentally defective children are occasionally sent to mental hospitals owing to the serious shortage of accommodation for mental defectives. More accommodation will be provided in mental deficiency institutions as soon as labour and materials are available.