HC Deb 03 May 1972 vol 836 c138W
45. Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is satisfied with the provision in Lanarkshire for mentally handicapped children; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Monro:

I am aware that there is some difficulty at present over the placing of mentally handicapped pupils from the county in special schools and hospitals. Provision is the responsibility of the education authority and the regional hospital board which keep it under review and which will, I am sure, overcome these temporary difficulties as soon as possible.