§ The MINISTER of HEALTH (Mr. Chamberlain)
I have been asked to reply. The only statistics available on this point are those which were collected in 1921 and were communicated to the hon. Member in reply to a question on the 3rd May, 1923. The provision of an up-to-date return would necessitate an examination of the registers of all the public mental hospitals, and I regret that I do not feel justified in calling for such a return at the present time.