§ Mr. Irving
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proportion of the housing schemes funded by the Housing Corporation in each year since 1980 have been for the (a) adult mentally ill and (b) adult mentally handicapped.
§ Sir George Young
I have been asked to reply.
I regret that the information on Housing Corporation funded schemes since 1980 is not available in the form requested and could not be obtained other than at disproportionate cost. An analysis of fair rent schemes based on evidence provided by housing associations in 1984 was, however, published in the Housing Corporation's corporate plan 1985. This showed that 3 per cent. of the people housed by associations were mentaly ill and a further 3 per cent. mentally handicapped.