HC Deb 16 December 1929 vol 233 cc996-7W

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


I have been asked to reply on behalf of my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health. Statistics collected by special inquiry in 1921 showed that, on let January in that year, there were 43,871 male and 55,883 female patients under care in institutions for the insane in England and Wales. Of these, 14,058 men and 19,292 women were described as married, of whom 7,121 men and 10,801 women had been certified for more than five years. Information in regard to married patients who have been under care for 10 years and upwards is not available.