§ 12. Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the number of mental defectives in the age groups 16–18 and 18 and over, respectively, awaiting admission to an appropriate institution in the area of the South Eastern Regional Hospital Board; and what are the numbers in each group which have been assessed as urgent cases.
§ Mr. Maclay
On 16th November there were 19 mental defectives in the age group 16–18, and 94 aged 18 and over, awaiting admission. Of these, four in each group had been assessed as urgent cases.