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Secure Psychiatric Units

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with progress to establish the regional secure psychiatric units; and what further action he proposes to take to ensure that they are in operation soon.

There are considerable difficulties in establishing regional secure units and, regrettably, progress has been slower than we would have liked. The Government are anxious to see these units established as soon as possible.