HC Deb 26 October 1976 vol 918 cc115-6W
31. Mr. Forman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied with the current provision for the mentally handicapped in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ennals

No. Our general policy for improvement of services is set out in the White Paper "Better Services for the Mentally Handicapped" as I indicated in my reply to a previous Question by the hon. Member on 27th July.—[Vol. 916, c.209.]

62. Sir Bernard Brame

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he expects the National Development Group for the Mentally Handicapped to complete its review of the provision of day services for mentally handicapped adults, including the rôle and functions of adult training centres and special care.

Mr. Moyle

I understand the National Development Group's work on this is well advanced and that it hopes to issue a pamphlet of advice on local authority day services for the mentally handicapped within the next few months.