HC Deb 19 February 1985 vol 73 c445W
Mr. Stan Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he proposes to take to meet the demand for rehabilitation of people who have survived brain injury due to the application of high technology medicine.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The needs of these patients are not easy to determine in terms either of their numbers or of the combination of rehabilitative services which they require. We are currently considering what steps might be taken to encourage health authorities to improve where necessary their services for brain-damaged patients who often present particular behaviour and other problems.