HC Deb 18 February 1963 vol 672 c7W
Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Minister of Health how many schizophrenics are in occupation of hospital beds; and what proportion this represents of the total hospital bed allocation for mental illness.

Mr. Braine

Information is not collected in this form, but in 1960, the latest year for which complete figures are available, 23,726 patients were admitted to mental hospital beds in England and Wales with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, representing 21 per cent. of total admissions to those beds.