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Mental Handicap

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 3 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide additional funds to Scottish local authorities to enable them to increase respite care provision for carers of profoundly mentally handicapped persons; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 2 July 1990]: It is for local authorities to decide on the allocation of funds to particular services for which they may be responsible. The revenue support grant settlements in recent years will have enabled local authorities to increase their support for carers of handicapped persons where this was deemed a priority.