HC Deb 13 December 1972 vol 848 c138W
40. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many hostels have been provided by local authorities under the 1965 Act for the mentally handicapped.

Mr. Monro

I assume the hon. Member is referring to the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968. Since its enactment six hostels for the mentally handicapped have been provided and 17 are under construction or planning.