§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish in the Official Report the reasons for the delay of over two years before he is able to lay before Parliament, in accordance with section 18 (3) of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970, a statement of the number of handicapped persons for whom residential accommodation has been provided.
§ Mr. Michael Roberts
Delays in laying these statements in recent years resulted from difficulties in operating the new system of collecting and analysing information which was mentioned in the statement laid on 15 June 1977. The system has been simplified in the light of experience and it is hoped to lay in the near future a statement relating to accommodation provided at 31 March 1979.