§ 35. Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the Minister of Health how many insane and mentally deficient persons have been a charge on the funds of the State and local authorities in each of the years 1928, 1929, and 1930?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
As the reply to this question involves the tabulation of a large number of figures, I will, with the hon. Members permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:2189
|Chargeable to the State.||Chargeable to Local Authorities.|
|Insane Persons.||Mentally Deficient Persons.||Insane Persons.||Mentally Deficient Persons.|
|—||On 1st January||—||On 1st January||—||On 1st January||—||On 1st January|
|Criminals||893||910||909||In State Institutions.||690||785||884||122,754||125,534||126,941||In Institutions (under Order).||17,683||19,138||20,629|
|In Naval and Military Hospitals.||174||163||152||Under Section 3 (M. D. Act, 1913).||170||172||177|
|"Service" and "Ex-Service" patients.||5,453||5,402||5,295||Guardianship||1,143||1,372||1,559|
|In "places of safety".||265||261||216|
|Total (insane persons).||6,520||6,475||6,356||Total (mentally deficient persons).||690||785||884||Total (insane persons).||122,754||125,534||126,941||Total (mentally deficient persons).||19,261||20,943||22,581|
|(a) Including cases chargeable to Boards of Guardians, and cases in Public Assistance Institutions and in receipt of Outdoor Relief.|
|(b) 50 per cent. of cost contributed by the State. (N. B.—Under the Local Government Act, 1929, the State Contribution of 50 per cent. ceased on 31st March, 1930.)|
|(c) Not including cases under Statutory Supervision.|