HC Deb 12 November 1962 vol 667 c4W
47. Mr. P. Williams

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the overcrowding in mental hospitals in the North-East; and what action he is taking to improve the position.

Mr. Braine

Yes. The ten year plan provides for about 850 more psychiatric beds in the Newcastle Region and forecasts a reduction of more than a third in the number of patients in mental hospitals.