HC Deb 23 May 1960 vol 624 c6W
53. Mr. P. Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Health what progress has been made in the last five years in decreasing the number of mentally-defective children in the County Borough of Derby who are awaiting appropriate institutional accommodation; and what hospital accommodation is available for such children.

Miss Pitt

The number decreased from 24 at the end of 1955 to 18 at the end of 1959. There are 33 beds for children at Aston Hall Hospital, near Derby, and 80 more are to be provided there in about two years' time.