HC Deb 15 May 1980 vol 984 cc550-1W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what the latest figures are for mentally handicapped children under the age of 16 years in the Mersey regional hospital authority; and how many children are in the Olive Mount hospital, Liverpool, and at the Cranage Hall hospital, Crewe.

Sir George Young

On 30 December 1979, 163 children were in-patients in hospitals within Mersey region, 56 of them at Olive Mount hospital and 38 at Cranage Hall hospital.