HC Deb 22 November 1954 vol 533 cc778-9
50. Mr. J. Johnson

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the shortage of accommodation for spastic children in the West Midlands; and what steps he is taking in this matter.

Mr. Iain Macleod

According to my information, there is no special shortage of hospital beds for the treatment of spastic children except for those who are also mentally defective. I understand that my right hon. Friend the Minister of Education is now conducting a national survey of physically handicapped, including spastic, children who may require education in special schools.