HC Deb 01 July 1958 vol 590 cc71-2W
20. Mr. Willis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps are now being taken to arrange for suitable institutional accommodation for the mental defectives at present at Westfield Park Home, Dalkeith.

Mr. Nixon Browne

The number of mental defectives at Westfield Park Home, Dalkeith, has been reduced from seven to four. These four are on the waiting list, but they cannot take priority over other defectives, including some in Midlothian, whose admission is more urgently necessary.