§ 29. Mr. Kenneth Lewis
asked the Minister of Health how many children below the age of 16 years are at present 74 placed as patients in adult mental hospitals in England and Wales.
§ Mr. Robinson
I think that is generally desirable, and hospital authorities were advised in 1964 that special units should be provided as soon as possible for both mentally ill and seriously maladjusted children and adolescents. Although progress has been made, there is still a shortage of recommended accommodation.