HC Deb 02 March 1971 vol 812 cc393-4W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in view of the lack of information in the United Kingdom concerning the effectiveness of the facilities and services provided for the physically and mentally handicapped, he will set up an institute to study this problem on the lines of the Swedish Institute for the Handicapped, details of which have been sent to him by the hon. Member for Eccles.

Mr. Alison

In the very different statutory, administrative and other circumstances of this country, I am not satisfied that a separate body of this kind is required.