§ Ms Rachel Squire
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he intends to take on the recommendations of the health committee on the care of people who are seriously mentally ill.
§ Mr. Stewart
The Government are currently considering the report of the Select Committee on Health entitled "Better off in the Community? The care of people who are seriously mentally ill". The Select Committee did not address the situation in Scotland, but the Scottish Office will take its report into account in the development of policy concerning the care of the mentally ill.