§ Dr. Broughton
asked the Minister of Health the number of patients in England and Wales certified as being of unsound mind due to alcoholic psychosis in 1954; and how this figure compares with that for 1955.
§ Mr. Vaughan-Morgan
Ninety-nine certified patients were admitted to mental hospitals in 1954 on account of alcoholic psychosis or alcoholism. The corresponding number in 1955 was 114. I regret that the figure of 1,053 which was given in answer to the hon. Member on 8th May last, was the total number of patients, including voluntary patients, admitted to hospital for this reason.