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Special Hospitals

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether, given the report of the Hospital Advisory Service on Broadmoor Hospital and the evidence submitted by patients and former patients to the European Commission on Human Rights, he is satisfied with the level of (a) capital and (b) current expenditure on special hospitals.

I am satisfied that the level of capital and current expenditure on the special hospitals is reasonable in the present economic climate. Neither the building of the new Park Lane Hospital nor the plans for the redevelopment of Broadmoor have been delayed for want of capital, and for the current financial year the four special hospitals have been allocated sufficient funds to provide for some improvements in staffing.