HC Deb 04 December 1952 vol 508 c175W
Sir L. Ropner

asked the Minister of Health the approximate number of adults that have been certified mentally deficient for the years 1946 to 1951.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The approximate numbers of adults certified as mentally deficient were 1,678 in 1949, 1,697 in 1950 and 1,772 in 1951. Figures for earlier years are not available.