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Mentally Handicapped People

Volume 113: debated on Friday 3 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is Her Majesty's Government's policy towards civil rights for mentally handicapped people.

[pursuant to her reply, 2 April 1987]: The Government's policy is that people with a mental handicap should, within their capacity to exercise those rights directly and through the advocacy of others where necessary, have the same basic rights as everyone else; and should in addition be entitled to enabling support according to their current individual needs.