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Mentally Handicapped Persons

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 8 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a table showing progress since 1971 towards the objectives of the White Paper " Better Services for the Mentally Handicapped " for places in adult training centres, giving statistics for each county in England.

At 31 March 1979, there were 41,614 adult training centre places in England or about 90 places per 100,000 population compared with 25,461 places or about 56 places per 100,000 population on 30 December 1970. As local government was reorganised in 1974 it is not possible to provide comparable figures by county, but the following table gives figures for each local social services authority (non-metropolitan counties, metropolitan districts and London boroughs) as at 31 March 1979.

ATC PLACES FOR THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED
Rate per 100,000 estimated
Local AuthorityNumberpopulation
Cleveland581102·3
Cumbria37679·6
Durham56693·7
Northumberland329113·8
Gateshead252117·6
Newcastle upon Tyne400137·2
North Tyneside200102·6
South Tyneside185112·7
Sunderland345114·9
Humberside77491·6
North Yorkshire38858·7

Barnsley21295·5
Doncaster305106·6
Rotherham286115·3
Sheffield695126–8
Bradford43493·7
Calderdale15179·4
Kirklees85694·2
Leeds761104·5
Wakefield28492·2
Cheshire81888·9
Lancashire1,23890·4
Bolton17968·8
Bury191107·6
Manchester47296·5
Oldham230102·5
Rochdale261124·8
Salford350136·7
Stockport21874·9
Tameside252115·0
Trafford18581·9
Wigan29193·5
Knowsley226124·0
Liverpool773146·4
Sefton24079·7
St. Helens283149·3
Wirral418121·3
Hereford/Worcester45374·3
Salop35597·0
Staffordshire80180·3
Warwickshire34172·6
Birmingham88384·8
Coventry370108–8
Dudley364122·8
Sandwell27488·5
Solihull235118·5
Walsall22584·7
Wolverhampton25196·3
Derbyshire981109·5
Leicestershire82899·4
Lincolnshire588110·9
Northamptonshire50497·6
Nottinghamshire97199·7
Bedfordshire41283·3
Berkshire64295·5
Buckinghamshire32060·9
Cambridgeshire43876·8
Essex1,35894·6
Hertfordshire70374·2
Norfolk62792·2
Oxfordshire41176·0
Suffolk42070·9
Camden12263·6
Greenwich259126·7
Hackney231120·7
Hammersmith9456·4
lslington16498·6
Kensington3522·8
Lambeth15456·6
Lewisham18275·8
Southwark17981·2
Tower Hamlets123*82·8*
Wandsworth13549·0
Westminster6932·9
City of London117·9
Barking186123·3
Barnet26892·4
Bexley16275·8
Brent295115·7
Bromley14348·9
Croydon355110·7
Ealing22376·3

Local Authority

Number

Rate per 100,000 estimated population

Enfield14154·3
Haringey15066·0
Harrow11859·8
Havering18978·7
Hillingdon19083·3
Hounslow13868·7
Kingston upon Thames10073·5
Merton14991·4
Newham244107·4
Redbridge16472·2
Richmond upon Thames14085·5
Sutton1710·2
Waltham Forest15872·0
Dorset605103·2
Hampshire1,27087·4
Isle of Wight6254·2
Kent1,13478·3
Surrey55856 1
East Sussex61393·9
West Sussex437690
Wiltshire44085·2
Avon9311010
Cornwall24959·8
Devon1,097115·7
Gloucestershire47595·9
Somerset20549·9
Isles of Scilly00

* 1978 figures.