HC Deb 24 June 1935 vol 303 c819W

asked the Minister of Health the number of patients in mental hospitals in England and Wales for 1926, 1930, 1933, and 1934; and the average cost per head per week?


The available figures are as follow:

County and Borough Mental Hospitals.
1st January. Number of Patients. Average weekly cost per patient, excluding capital expenditure defrayed out of revenue. (Year ended 31st March.)
1926 107,836 *
1930 117,249 *
s. d.
1933 122,629 25 11.9(69 Hospitals)
s. d.
1934 123,977 25 7.1
* The figures for these years are not given as the form of Costing Returns was revised as from 1st April, 1932; for the first year of its application (1932–33) only 69 of the 99 hospitals furnished such revised Returns.