HC Deb 05 July 1928 vol 219 c1596W

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the pressure on the existing accommodation for cases of mental defect for which the London County Council has to make provision; the total accommodation available for such cases in institutions provided for London by the Metropolitan Asylum Board; and what proportion of that accommodation is at present occupied by cases chargeable to the local authorities of other areas than London?


I am aware of the difficulties, and the matter is under the consideration of the Board of Control at the present time. The total number of beds provided for mental defectives by the Metropolitan Asylum Board is 2,415, of which 981 are occupied by London cases.