§ Mr. Edwin Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many special units have been provided for the mentally sick or seriously maladjusted adolescents over each of the past four years; what is the number of beds now available; and if he will make a statement on the plans he is now considering to make more beds available.
§ Mr. Alison
Additional hospital units have been provided as follows: —
1968 1 1969 3 1970 2 1971 6
About 500 beds are now available in such special units. Hospital authorities have provisional plans to provide some 750 more.