HC Deb 15 July 1954 vol 530 c49W
23. Mr. Shinwell

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the scarcity of institutional accommodation for persons of weak intellect in the county of Durham; and what is the prospect of adequate provision.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I am aware of the shortage. I cannot say when it will be possible to meet all needs, but steady progess is being made within the limits of the available resources.