§ 16. Mr. Michael Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what 194 steps she is taking to keep mentally handicapped children and adults apart in mental hospitals.
§ Mr. Roberts
Does the Minister accept that many of the 8,000 children in mentally handicapped hospitals are there because there is no other place for them? Will he consider fostering schemes to give these children a better chance in life?
§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
Has the Minister noticed the glaring lack of facilities for young mentally handicapped adults outside official training centres? Will he sympathetically consider any proposals for grant aid by voluntary organisations which are planning to provide places for such young people in agricultural or horticultural centres?