§ 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.