§ Mr. Hudson Davies
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the hostels available in Wales for the accommodation of mentally handicapped children, indicating the number of places in each; and whether he is satisfied with their number and geographical distribution.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
At 31 March 1979—the latest date for which full information346W is available—residential accommodation for mentally handicapped children provided by local authority social services departments was as follows:
No. of places Clwyd 45 Tapley Avenue, Acton Park Estate, Wrexham 8 Dyfed NIL Gwent 1 Crouch Close, Bettws, Newport 8 Gwynedd Y Frondeg, Maeshyfryd, Maesincla, Caernarfon 10 Tan-y-Marian, Ffordd-y-Mela, Morfa'r Garreg, Pwllheli 4 Mid Glamorgan Heol Persondy, Aberkenfig, Bridgend 25 Bryan Dar, Laburnum Drive, Cwmdare, Aberdare 16 Powys Brongarth, Maen Du, Uplands, Brecon 9 South Glamorgan Gladstone Road, Barry 25 West Glamorgan Gladstone Road, Barry 25 West Glamorgan Gwernaenon, Derwen Fawr, Blackpill, Swansea 14
The geographical distribution is not uniform, but I am satisfied that the local authorities, which are responsible for providing accommodation, are seeking to meet the needs of the children in their areas as the availability of resources permits.