HC Deb 15 March 1928 vol 214 c2091
50. Mr. SNELL

asked the Minister of Health whether, since 16th June, 1927, it has been found possible to bring the statistics of insanity up to date; and whether he can now give the number of married inmates of lunatic asylums who have been certified for more than five years, and of those who have been in asylums for 10 years and upwards?


The Report of the Board of Control issued annually contains comprehensive and up-to-date statistics in great variety. But as I explained to the hon. Member in my reply of the 16th June, 1927, the preparation of the particular return to which he refers would involve an examination of the registers of all the public mental hospitals, and I did not feel justified in calling for this. The statistics referred to in the second part of the question are not, therefore, available.