HC Deb 26 January 1983 vol 35 c462W
30. Mr. Hill

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will ensure that the funds of the Housing Corporation will be directed to those most in need, especially the mentally handicapped.

Mr. Stanley

The Housing Corporation has a balanced programme through which it meets a range of needs amongst those wanting to buy and to rent including the mentally handicapped.

As part of the Government's hostels initiative the corporation has since April 1981 approved 335 schemes providing accommodation for over 3,000 people, a small proportion of which is specifically for the mentally handicapped.

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