HC Deb 04 February 1988 vol 126 cc697-8W
Mr. Dunnachie

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what are the numbers of mentally handicapped people in Scotland;

(2) what are the numbers of profoundly mentally handicapped people in Scotland.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

It is not possible to give exact figures or reliable estimates for the numbers of people with mental handicap in Scotland since reported prevalence rates for milder degrees of mental handicap show wide variation.