§ Mr. Moonman
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many day and residential places for (a) the mentally handicapped and (b) the mentally ill have been approved; and how many provisional approvals have been withdrawn in the revised list of loan sanctions issued by her department.
§ Dr. Owen
The revised list that I issued last month of local authority social services capital schemes for which I hope to give final approval in 1975–76 would result in the following number of places, with in brackets the difference between this list and the list issued last January:
Day Places Residential Places* Mentally handicapped 2,749 (−803) 835 (−595) Mentally ill 360 (−260) 243 (−231) * Excluding those for the elderly mentally infirm.