§ Mr. Hume
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if he will make a statement detailing the number of mentally handicapped adults in the districts of Moyle, Ballymoney and Coleraine and current provision 265W for them in adult training centres or social education centres detailing the levels of funding and staffing involved;
(2) what proposals there are to alter current provision for mentally handicapped adults in the districts of Moyle, Ballymoney and Coleraine; and what are their projected effects.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
In the Moyle, Ballymoney and Coleraine unit of management there are 349 registered mentally handicapped adults. Currently there are 45 adult training centre places available and in addition 90 places have been allocated to these adults in multi-client day centres.
There are 7½ whole time equivalent care staff employed in the adult training centre and expenditure for the facility amounted to £135,253 in the year ended 31 March, 1985. It is not possible to isolate either staffing numbers or expenditure directly attributable to the mentally handicapped adults in multi-client day centres.
So far as further provision is concerned in this unit of management an additional 10 adult training centre places will be available in the autumn for profoundly mentally handicapped people.