Mental Institutions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health. – in the House of Commons on 12th December 1929.

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Photo of Mr James Ede Mr James Ede , South Shields

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asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities have provided institutions for the residential care of the mentally defective; and how many have not up to the present made that provision?

Photo of Mr Arthur Greenwood Mr Arthur Greenwood , Nelson and Colne

Twenty-eight local authorities have provided institutions for the residential care of mental defectives. Eighteen have schemes in progress. Seventy-eight have not up to the present made any institutional provision of their own.