HL Deb 21 May 1998 vol 589 c200WA
Lord Alderdice

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps are being taken to ensure that Northern Ireland is provided with a Medium Secure Unit. [HL1872]

Lord Dubs

The provision of a Medium Secure Unit for Northern Ireland is a target in the Regional Strategy for Health and Social Wellbeing 1997–2002. The Health and Social Services Boards are currently examining three expressions of interest in providing the unit and have been asked to decide on the preferred provider by the end of July.