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Cerebral Palsy

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 9 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that there are approximately 30,000 persons in the United Kingdom suffering from cerebral palsy; and if he will arrange for the establishment of special units for their treatment.

I am advised that the number of these cases is not accurately know. The problem is mainly one of rehabilitation and education of children, for which special schools are in general more appropriate than hospitals.