77. Mrs. Slater
asked the Minister of Health what provision exists or is proposed for the North Staffordshire area for hostels for girls who are able to work, but who would otherwise have to be housed in a mental deficiency colony.
§ Mr. Vaughan-Morgan
Stoke-on-Trent are proposing to establish a hostel for such girls whose home conditions are unsatisfactory. In present circumstances, my 141W right hon. Friend is not able to give his approval, but the matter will be kept under review in the light of the Royal Commission's Report, which is now under consideration.