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Mentally-Ill Persons (Local Units)

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 19 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if it is the Government's policy to encourage the establishment of local units for the elderly with mental disability; and if he will give favourable consideration to the possibility of establishing such units in Wick and Thurso in Caithness.

A report on services for the elderly with mental disability in Scotland was published last year and the Secretary of State asked interested bodies to let him have their views. Decisions on the report's recommendations must await full consideration of these views. The provision of local units is a matter for individual health boards and local authorities to consider, taking into account the needs of particular areas and the resources available to them.