HC Deb 20 November 1996 vol 285 c598W
Sir Irvine Patnick

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the Limb Lane secure unit in Sheffield. [4830]

Mr. Burns

The Limb Lane unit is a new eight-place secure unit for children. It is being constructed by Sheffield city council and funded by a grant from the Department of Health. It is part of the national secure accommodation development programme, which will provide an additional 170 places by the middle of next year. The unit is expected to be completed early in the new year.