HC Deb 06 May 1976 vol 910 cc438-9W
Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether his attention has been drawn to the Homewood Project for the mentally handicapped which has been sponsored by the Society for the Mentally Handicapped in Andover, Hampshire; and when he expects to make his decision concerning loan sanction to enable this project to succeed.

Mr. Deakins

This scheme has been proposed by the Hampshire County Council for inclusion in the 1976–77 personal social services capital programme and we expect to be able to notify local authorities of the social services schemes provisionally selected for this year's capital programme at about the end of this month. Should the Homewood scheme be included in the list of selected schemes, the Department will be able to consider the scheme for final approval in this financial year in accordance with its building procedures.