HC Deb 03 November 1959 vol 612 c40W
Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Health if he will state the total number of hospital beds occupied at the latest convenient date and the percentage occupied by patients with mental and nervous illnesses.

Mr. Walker-Smith

The daily average number of beds occupied during 1958 was 418,000, of which 48 per cent. were occupied by patients suffering from mental disorder.