The loss of nearly 1400 people with learning disabilities from the records of Scottish councils is alarming for a number of reasons.
It is worrying for what it tells us, and because of the questions it leaves unanswered.
It tells us that fewer people with learning disabilities are accessing council services. As one campaigner told The Herald, the idea that there are suddenly hundreds of fewer people in Scotland with learning disabilities than a year ago simply isn't plausible.
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