HC Deb 23 July 1954 vol 530 cc161-2W
Air Commodore Harvey

asked the Minister of Health if, in view of the shortage of accommodation in the North-West area for mentally defectives, in particular, children, he will consider arranging for Keith Harding, particulars of whose case have already been sent to him, to be accommodated in an area where a vacancy is available, in view of the fact that this child has been awaiting admission since March, 1952.

Mr. Iain Macleod

As my hon. and gallant Friend knows, the regional hospital board are well aware of this case, and I should like to help if I could, but, in view of the general shortage of accommodation and the existence of waiting lists in all regions, I do not consider that I could properly intervene.