§ 79. Mr. Mayhew
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he proposes to issue guidance on minimum standards of staffing, space, food and other amenities in hospitals for the mentally sick and handicapped.
§ Mr. Alison:
Guidance on minimum standards for hospitals for the mentally handicapped was issued to regional hospital boards in December, 1969, as mentioned in paragraphs 226 to 230 of "Better Services for the Mentally Handicapped" (Cmnd. 4683). Guidance for hospitals for the mentally ill was issued in March this year.