HC Deb 19 June 1973 vol 858 c67W
25. Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps are being taken to meet the needs of the young chronic sick who have to spend long periods in hospital.

Sir K. Joseph

A programme which will more than double the number of beds available is well under way throughout the country for the provision of special units for the younger disabled in hospital. This is being financed largely from additional resources which the Government have made available for this purpose.