HC Deb 08 December 1958 vol 597 cc1-2W
Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Minister of Health how many leucotomy operations were performed in the mental and mental- deficiency hospitals in England and Wales during each of the last ten years.

Mr. Walker-Smith

The only information available is as follows:

Leucotomy operations in N.H.S. hospitals in England and Wales
1949 1,442
1950 1,337
1951 1.308
1952 1,355

A special inquiry showed that, in 1957, 728 operations were performed in regional hospitals with 100 or more beds.