§ 2 and 3. Mr. Edward Evans
asked the Minister of Health (1) how many deaf persons without speech and language are inmates of mental hospitals and institutions; whether he will give figures placing them in age groups, within a 10-year range; and the average intake and discharge of such patients per year since the end of the war in 1945;
(2) in regard to deaf inmates of mental hospitals and institutions, the age-range of these inmates and the ages, in ranges of 10 years, when they were admitted.
§ The Minister of Health (Mr. Iain Macleod)
I will, with permission, circulate the answer in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Macleod
I am not certain that I have the information to enable me to 2262 answer that supplementary question. Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will study the answer and put a Question down.
§ Following is the answer:
§ The following table gives the numbers on 1st April, 1954, in all but a few hospitals, from which returns have not yet been received.
|Age||Mental hospitals||Mental deficiency hospitals|
|Deaf with speech||Deaf without speech||Deaf with speech||Deaf without speech|
|Under 20 …||3||7||17||188|
|70 or over …||1,091||148||35||9|
§ No information is available as to the number of admissions or discharges per year, nor the age of patients at the time of admission.