HC Deb 10 July 1961 vol 644 c4W
Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Minister of Health if he will state the number of hospital in-patients under treatment for mental illness in England and Wales at the latest date for which figures are available; how many of those were compulsorily detained; and if he will give comparable figures for the two previous years.

Mr. Powell

The most recent information is as follows:

admitted informally and 4,696 compulsorily. Figures for the same period of 1959 are not available.