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Invalid Tricycle

Volume 978: debated on Monday 4 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what action he has taken since May 1979 in respect of a replacement vehicle for the invalid tricycle; if he has considered the vehicle produced at Manchester college of technology; and what conclusion he has reached concerning its suitability for bulk production.

I refer the hon. Member to my replies to my hon. Friend the Member for Brecon and Radnor (Mr. Hooson) on 9 November 1979 and to the hon. Member for Eccles (Mr. Carter-Jones) on 7 December 1979.—[Vol. 973, c. 381; Vol. 975, c. 367–8.]

East Anglia251270
North West Thames482520
North East Thames519560
South East Thames504100545
South West Thames406435
South Western440475
West Midlands728785
North Western110574544620
The amounts for 1980–81 will be notified to RHAs with their cash limits as soon as these have been determined. There are no permanent regional secure units yet, but there are presently over 140 places in interim secure units.Capital has been used to help establish regional secure units. As regards the use of revenue expenditure, I refer the hon. Member to my hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for Ormskirk (Mr. Kilroy-Silk) on 12 June 1979.—[Vol. 968, c.


asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans have been made by regional health authorities to meet the target of 1,000 places in regional secure units by 1985; and where the places will be wanted, giving figures by region or by area.

The current target, specified by region, is listed below

East Anglia36
N W Thames69