§ 15. Mrs. Chalker
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans he has to increase the numbers of mentally handicapped children who are fostered.
§ Mrs. Chalker
In view of the cash limits on local authority spending, will the Minister look again at the payment of attendance allowance to the foster parents of mentally handicapped children?
§ Dr. Owen
The hon. Lady will he aware from the debate on 14th April that my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State is looking again at the possibility of paying attendance allowance to foster parents looking after a handicapped child who satisfies the medical conditions for the payment of the allowance.
§ Mr. Carter-Jones
As the number of physically and mentally handicapped children needing the allowance is only 300, could we not have an urgent decision on this matter?