§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the number of day care places for the physically handicapped available in Scotland and Tayside region in each year since 1980.
§ Mr. John MacKay
Statistical returns made by local authorities provide the following information:
Number of Places in Centres for the Physically Handicapped Year Scotland Tayside 1980 1,173 71 1981 1,097 48 1982 1,092 50 1983 *1,117 *54 *Provisional.
The 1980 figures for both Scotland and Tayside include 24 residents of a residential establishment for the physically handicapped who made use of facilities in the adjoining day centre. These residents are not included in the figures for subsequent years.