HC Deb 01 February 1960 vol 616 cc84-5W
Mr. Iremonger

asked the Minister of Health what percentage of in-patients now in mental hospitals have been inpatients on previous occasions.

Mr. Walker-Smith

I regret that information is not available in the form requested. About 47 per cent. of patients admitted to mental hospitals in 1958 had previously been in-patients in such hospitals.