HC Deb 15 December 1958 vol 597 c151W
95. Mr. Mayhew

asked the Minister of Health the expenditure on mental health and welfare services by local authorities for the years 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58 and 1958–59.

Mr. Walker-Smith

The approximate estimate net expenditure on mental health services provided by local authorities under Section 28 or 51 of the National Health Service Act, 1946, is shown in the following table:

£ million
1955–56 2.65
1956–57 3.15
1957–58 3.65
1958–59 4.1

Separate figures are not available for expenditure on other services provided by local health and local welfare authorities from which persons suffering from mental disorders among others may benefit.

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