§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will clarify the responsibilities of those bodies in Wales concerned with matters which in England are the responsibility of the National Development Group for the Mentally Handicapped; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Morris
There is no direct equivalent in Wales of the National Development Group, but I am kept fully informed of the group's work and will bring to the attention of Welsh authorities and organisations any advice it may offer which is relevant to Wales. I have set up a Research Unit in Mental Handicap under the guidance of Professor Rawnsley of the Welsh National School of Medicine. I look to this unit as an important source of advice on the improvement of services for the mentally handicapped.
Wales Clwyd Dyfed Gwent Gwynedd Mid Glamorgan Powys South Glamorgan West Glamorgan 19.7 14.8 22.1 20.8 19.2 23.4 17.2 15.6 21.2
The figures are provisional