HL Deb 27 October 1981 vol 424 c1063WA
Baroness Jeger

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many district handicap teams, as recommended by the Court Committee on Child Health Services (1976) and encouraged by a DHSS circular, have been set up; and how many more are estimated to be necessary.

Lord Elton

Information on the number of district handicap teams is not held centrally. The establishment of these teams is and must be a matter for local initiative, but the Government are encouraged by indications that a large number of health authorities already have multi-professional teams for comprehensive assessment in operation or planned; and the implementation of the new Education Bill may be expected to give a further impetus to this process.