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Secure Unit (Staffordshire)

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what proposals he has received from the Staffordshire area health authority concerning the provision of an interim secure unit; if he is satisfied with the progress being made towards the provision of an interim secure unit in Staffordshire; and if he will make a statement.

My right hon. Friend would not expect to receive proposals for approval, this being a matter for the West Midlands regional health authority to decide. I understand, however, that the Staffordshire area health authority has submitted two alternative schemes; these are currently being considered by the regional health authority which is well aware of the Government's concern to see interim units provided as quickly as possible.