HC Deb 08 July 1957 vol 573 cc6-7W
67. Mr. Mayhew

asked the Minister of Health how many occupational therapists are employed in mental and mental-deficiency hospitals; and what research is being done to assess the benefit received by mental patients from different types of occupational therapy.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

At the end of 1955, the latest date for which figures are available, there were approximately 575 in England and Wales. The Medical Research Council is investigating different methods of occupational therapy and rehabilitation of mentally ill and mentally defective patients.