HC Deb 04 February 1976 vol 904 cc626-7W
Mr. Welsh

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many assessment centres are available in Tayside Region; whether this is adequate to meet the numbers of cases referred to it by children's panels; and what future changes are planned.

Mr. William Ross

Facilities for the residential assessment of children are provided at Burnside House, Dundee—27 places—and at Roineach Mhor, Dundee—16 places for children under 13 years of age. Other accommodation at Haring House, Dundee, is used on occasions. I understand that an additional 12 places at Roineach Mhor will be provided shortly and that the regional council proposes over the next two years to increase by 25 the number of places at Burnside House. It is for the Council to consider whether the number of places available will meet the requirements of the children's hearings.