HC Deb 27 October 1953 vol 518 cc355-6W
Mr. Warbey

asked the Minister of Health when he anticipates that adequate institutional accommodation will be available for all mentally-deficient children urgently needing such accommodation within the area of the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I hope that an additional 33 places for mentally defective children will become available in the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board's area in the near future and a further 130 places within three years. Further schemes are in preparation and will be proceeded with as quickly as circumstances permit, but I cannot say by when all needs will be met.

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