HC Deb 27 April 1976 vol 910 c72W
17. Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will issue guidance on treatment policy for chronically sick mental patients.

Dr. Owen

The White Paper "Better Services for the Mentally Ill" issued last October discusses the care of the chronic mentally ill and stresses the need to improve services to meet the needs of long-stay patients in mental hospitals.