HC Deb 25 January 1982 vol 16 c245W
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.