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Mentally-Handicapped Persons

Volume 887: debated on Monday 3 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when she expects to set up the National Development Group for the Mentally Handicapped.

The group will begin work as soon as appointments are completed. I hope this will be very shortly.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many members she intends to appoint to the National Development Group for the Mentally Handicapped.

Initially I shall appoint six members in addition to the chairman. I shall consider in the light of experience of the working of the group whether additional appointments are needed.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when she expects the inquiry into mental handicap nursing and care to begin.

I am still considering the detailed terms of reference and membership. I shall make an announcement as soon as possible.