HC Deb 03 April 1981 vol 2 cc154-5W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what progress has been made towards the implementation of the proposals in the Nodder report on the organisational management of mental illness hospitals.

sir George Young

My right hon. Friend's recent handbook of policies and priorities for the health and personal services in England, "Care in Action", again drew the attention of those planning services for the mentally ill to the report's recommendations, which had been commended to them in a circular last year; but it is for health authorities themselves to make decisions on implementing them. The report also recommended tasks for the Department which are being pursued.