HC Deb 13 February 1985 vol 73 c207W
25. Mr. Donald Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he proposes to take to place mentally handicapped people in Scotland on a similar basis to those in England and Wales.

Mr. Younger

In Scotland, as in England and Wales, it is the Government's policy to give priority to the needs of mentally handicapped people, whether in hospital or in the community; but it is for individual health boards and local authorities to determine what particular provision is needed to meet the needs of their respective areas.