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Mentally Handicapped Persons

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 8 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with current arrangements for the provision of education and occupation for the mentally handicapped.

Facilities for social training, work training and recreational activities for the mentally handicapped are still far from adequate. The 1971 White Paper "Better Services for the Mentally Handicapped" set out a dtvelopment programme which will take some 20 years to achieve. We intend that progress towards this should continue as rapidly as possible within the limits of available resources. Education for the mentally handicapped is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science.