§ Mr. Bill Walker
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many intermediate treatment centres have been opened in Scotland in the last 10 years; how many of them have been closed; and for what reason.
§ Mr. Fairgrieve
Information about all intermediate treatment centres in Scotland is not held centrally. Thirty-three centres have received grants under the urban programme or section 10(1) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 in the past 10 years, of which only two no longer offer intermediate treatment. One of these closed as a result of redevelopment of the area, while the other now provides longer-term residential facilities.