HC Deb 15 May 1947 vol 437 cc181-2W
84. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners there are now in Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum; how they are graded; what curative treatment is applied to them; how cures are tested and registered; how many releases have been made during the last 20 years; what were the ages of those released; and how many of them afterwards relapsed into crime or lunacy or both.

Mr. Ede

There are at present 822 patients in Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. The allocation of patients to the appropriate part of the Institution, their treatment and the degree of liberty which they can be allowed within the Institution are decided in the light of the mental condition and history of each individual patient. The methods of treatment adopted are those employed in other mental hospitals, and include occupational therapy, electric convulsive treatment and, in appropriate cases, psychological treatment. During the years 1927–1946 inclusive, 381 patients were discharged; of these 37, three of whom had been charged with fresh offences, were subsequently re-admitted to the Asylum. Seven of those released during this period are known to have received treatment in other mental hospitals. I regret that the other information asked for is not available.

Forward to