HC Deb 01 December 1965 vol 721 cc207-8W
Mr. John Wells

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table showing how many residential homes for mentally sub-normal children are under the charge of his Department; where they are located; how many children were in them at the latest convenient date; and what number of staff, qualified and unqualified, were employed at that date, differentiating in his answers between home, health and education Departments.

Mr. Ross

The information requested is given in the following table:

Number of full time staff (excluding domestic staff)
Home and location Number of children resident at date shown in brackets Qualified Other
Corrybeg, Glasgow 17 (19.8.65) 1* 3
Cruachan, Glasgow 18 (10.8.65) 1† 1
Haggbows, Glasgow 16 (4.8.65) 1* 2
Ganavan, Glasgow 17 (17.8.65) 2
Airyhall, Cults, near Aberdeen 11 (21.12.64) 6
Cowden Park, Alloa 6 (1.1.64) 3† 2
Willowbrae House, Edinburgh 14 (1.1.65) 3† 9
* With child care qualifications.
† With nursing qualifications.

The Secretary of State's function in respect of the first five homes (which are provided under the Children Act, 1948), are discharged through the Scottish Education Department; and in respect of the remaining two homes (which are provided under the Mental Health (Scotland) Act, 1960), through the Scottish Home and Health Department. (The table does not include special schools with residential accommodation for mentally handicapped children.)