HC Deb 09 May 1978 vol 949 c422W
42. Mr. Patrick McNair-Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he regards as adequate his Department's provisions for handicapped children.

Mr. Alfred Morris

My Department and the health and local authorities provide a great deal of help for families in which there is a handicapped child. Yet much remains to be done and, as resources allow, we shall be continuing to improve provision. My right hon. Friend is asking health and social services authorities jointly to review the needs of all mentally handicapped children now in hospital. They are being requested to set firm dates after which no further inappropriate hospital admissions will take place.