HC Deb 04 March 1963 vol 673 cc15-6W
Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the average occupancy of section 4 and section 5 beds by non-paying patients at the latest date for which figures are available.

Mr. Noble

The latest available information is for the financial year 1960–61 and is as follows:

Section 4 beds Section 5 beds
Percentage occupancy by non-paying patients 30.9 12.1
per cent. per cent.

The occupancy of section 5 beds by section 4 patients was 8.6 per cent.