HC Deb 03 December 1953 vol 521 c161W
81. Rev. LI. Williams

asked the Minister of Health the total accommodation available for mental patients in Monmouthshire; how many are now on the waiting list for admission; and what is the average period of waiting for admission.

Mr. Iain Macleod

There are 1,799 beds for the mentally ill and 110 for mental defectives; the respective waiting lists are nil and 37; for the former there is no waiting period while for the latter it varies considerably according to the patient's condition and home circumstances and an average figure would have no significance.