HC Deb 05 March 1965 vol 707 c315W
Sir A. Meyer

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that mental and neurosis hospitals receive an allowance of only 4s. per day per patient for food, and that this sum is insufficient; and whether he will increase it.

Mr. Loughlin

The amount spent on food in particular hospitals is determined by hospital management committees and boards of governors and there is no prescribed allowance. A detailed study is now in progress covering costs, quantities and standards of food provided in twelve psychiatric hospitals.