§ 25. Mr. Donald Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he proposes to take to place mentally handicapped people in Scotland on a similar basis to those in England and Wales.
§ Mr. Younger
In Scotland, as in England and Wales, it is the Government's policy to give priority to the needs of mentally handicapped people, whether in hospital or in the community; but it is for individual health boards and local authorities to determine what particular provision is needed to meet the needs of their respective areas.