HC Deb 06 June 1972 vol 838 c59W
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.