HC Deb 15 December 1958 vol 597 c153W
90. Sir L. Ropner

asked the Minister of Health the existing hospital accommodation for mentally defective children in the West Riding of Yorkshire; how many children are awaiting admission; and what is the average waiting time.

Mr. Walker-Smith

One hundred and eighty-nine children are awaiting admission to about 540 beds. Average waiting times would be misleading because the order of admission depends mostly on the urgency of the case; they have therefore not been calculated.