HC Deb 07 May 1962 vol 659 c2W
Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Minister of Health how many patients diagnosed as suffering from psychopathic disorder were in hospital under the provisions of Section 26 of the Mental Health Act, 1959, on the latest date for which figures are available, how many as the result of a hospital order, and how many were in each of the special hospitals and in other hospitals.

Mr. Powell

Following is the information:

Hospitals Psychopathic patients detained in hospital at 30th April, 1961
Section 26 Hospital orders (Section 60)
Rampton 6
Moss Side 3
Broadmoor 4
Other hospitals 18 22
Total 18 35

(1) The figures relate to patients suffering from psychopathic disorder without any other form of mental disorder.

(2) In addition there were 390 psychopathic patients admitted before 1st November, 1960 and detained under the transitional provisions of the Mental Health Act.