HC Deb 16 June 1927 vol 207 cc1152-3
4. Mr. SNELL

asked the Home Secretary the number of married inmates of lunatic asylums who have been certified for more than five years; and will he give the figures of those who have been in asylums for 10 years and upwards?

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.

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