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Mentally Handicapped Persons

Volume 930: debated on Friday 29 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many mentally handicapped adults and children there are in the South-East Staffordshire Area Health Authority area, and in Burton-on-Trent, respectively.

Precise information about the number of mentally handicapped adults and children is not available nationally or for particular areas. The Staffordshire County Council has a record of 238 adults and 219 children in the South-East Staffs health district—including 58 adults and 66 children of school age in Burton—but it would be wrong to assume that these figures include all mentally handicapped adults and children in the district.