§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales why "Better Service for the Mentally III" was not published jointly by his Department and the Department of Health and Social Services as was "Better Services for the Mentally Handicapped "; and whether he intends the White Paper to apply to Wales.
§ Mr. John Morris
Because it was thought that the particular needs of Wales would be better served by a different form of consultation with Welsh health and local authorities. The comprehensive 807W restatement of existing Government policies contained in the White Paper will continue to be applied in Wales.