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Health and Social Care Act 2001

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62Reports to Parliament on services for disabled people

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(1)Section 11 of the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986 (c. 33) shall be amended as follows.

(2)Before subsection (1) there shall be inserted—

(1ZA)In this section, subsection (1ZB) extends to England and Wales only and subsection (1) extends to Scotland only.

(1ZB)The Secretary of State shall annually lay before Parliament—

(a)a report containing such information as he considers appropriate with respect to the development of health and social services for persons with mental illness; and

(b)a report containing such information as he considers appropriate with respect to the development of health and social services for persons with learning disability;

and each of those reports may contain such other information as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

(3)For subsection (2) there shall be substituted—

(2)In this section—

  • “health service hospital” has the same meaning as in the 1978 Act, except that it does not include a State hospital;

  • “learning disability” means a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning.

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