HC Deb 04 February 1980 vol 978 cc66-7W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he has taken since May 1979 in respect of a replacement vehicle for the invalid tricycle; if he has considered the vehicle produced at Manchester college of technology; and what conclusion he has reached concerning its suitability for bulk production.

Mr. Prentice

I refer the hon. Member to my replies to my hon. Friend the Member for Brecon and Radnor (Mr. Hooson) on 9 November 1979 and to the hon. Member for Eccles (Mr. Carter-Jones) on 7 December 1979.—[Vol. 973, c.381; Vol. 975, c. 367–8.]

1978–79 1979–80
RHA Capital Revenue Capital Revenue
Northern 132 434 472 465
Yorkshire 497 535
Trent 50 637 120 685
East Anglia 251 270
North West Thames 482 520
North East Thames 519 560
South East Thames 504 100 545
South West Thames 406 435
Wessex 370 400
Oxford 308 330
South Western 440 475
West Midlands 728 785
Mersey 350 375
North Western 110 574 544 620
292 6,500 1,236 7,000

The amounts for 1980–81 will be notified to RHAs with their cash limits as soon as these have been determined. There are no permanent regional secure units yet, but there are presently over 140 places in interim secure units.

Capital has been used to help establish regional secure units. As regards the use of revenue expenditure, I refer the hon. Member to my hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for Ormskirk (Mr. Kilroy-Silk) on 12 June 1979.—[Vol. 968, c. 212–13.]

Mr. Soley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans have been made by regional health authorities to meet the target of 1,000 places in regional secure units by 1985; and where the places will be wanted, giving figures by region or by area.

Sir George Young

The current target, specified by region, is listed below

Northern 62
Yorkshire 71
Trent 91
East Anglia 36
N W Thames 69

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