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Liz demands ministers keep their promises to people with learning disabilities

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After the appalling scandal at Winterbourne View, the Government promised to stop people with learning disabilities being sent to Assessment and Treatment Units for long periods of time. At Health Questions in the House of Commons I challenged Ministers to explain why they have spectacularly failed.

2,600 people are still in ATUS, including 150 children; more people are going into them than are coming out, and over half these patients are still on anti-psychotic drugs or being subject to physical restraint.

I called on Ministers to set a clear, non-negotiable 2 year deadline to end this practice once and for all. You can read the exchanges in the Official Report here.