HC Deb 01 March 1994 vol 238 cc679-80W
Ms Lynne

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action she is taking to ensure that care staff responsible for assisting people with learning difficulties, who may also have behavioural problems, receive appropriate training.

Mr. Bowis

The Department awarded grants totalling over £170,000 in 1992–93 to 1994–95 for projects to develop training courses and appropriate training materials for staff working with people with learning difficulties who also have behavioural problems. The Department's advisory group on behavioural disturbance and mental health services developments for people with learning disabilities will also be considering what, if anything, further needs to be done to ensure staff receive appropriate training.