§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the reasons for the general cancellation or postponement of mental health improvement plans in Essex.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
So far as I am aware, there has not been any general cancellation or postponement of such plans. I understand that the North East Thames regional health authority considers both the proposed mental illness day hospital and the community unit for mentally handicapped adults in Chelmsford to be desirable developments but requires more information from Mid-Essex health authority before deciding on its possible inclusion in the regional capital works programme.