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Mentally Defective Children

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 29 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health the number of mentally defective children for whom the Essex County Council is un- able to provide institutional accommodation; and the longest period of time any such child has been awaiting such accommodation.

I am informed that the number of mentally defective children at present on the waiting list for institutional accommodation provided by the Essex County Council is 39, and that the longest period during which any such child has been awaiting such accommodation is three years.