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Mentally Handicapped Persons(Hampshire)

Volume 960: debated on Friday 15 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the percentage of the expenditure by each of the districts in the Hampshire area health authority devoted to the mentally handicapped; and what are the planned percentages for 1979–80.

The information requested is as follows:dantial facilities within the district for mentally handicapped children.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the increase or reduction of expenditure in real money terms which is planned for the services of the mentally handicapped in the (Basingstoke) North Hants Health District in the years 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81 and 1981–82 respectively.

It is anticipated that in 1978–79 there will be an increase of £18,000 in revenue expenditure on services for the mentally handicapped, arising from additional staff appointments at Darlington House, Basingstoke, a new adult residential unit. In 1979-80 and subsequent years there will be a reduction of £23,000 as a result of the transfer of responsibility for patients occupying contractual beds at St. Mary's Nursing Home Alton, from Hampshire area health authority—teaching—to Hampshire county council.