§ 44. Sir Anthony Royle
asked the Lord Privy Seal what action has been taken by the Hong Kong Government to provide beds for the mentally ill; and what are their plans for the mentally handicapped in Hong Kong.
§ Mr. Humphrey Atkins
There are about, 4, 000 hospital beds for the mentally ill; a further 2, 500 are planned by 1990. The Hong Kong authorities aim to integrate the mentally handicapped within the community and develop their capabilities to the fullest extent; it is planned by 1990 to increase by some 6, 000 the number of places for those requiring residential or other special care.