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Mentally Handicapped Children

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what the latest figures are for mentally handicapped children under the age of 16 years in the Mersey regional hospital authority; and how many children are in the Olive Mount hospital, Liverpool, and at the Cranage Hall hospital, Crewe.

On 30 December 1979, 163 children were in-patients in hospitals within Mersey region, 56 of them at Olive Mount hospital and 38 at Cranage Hall hospital.