HC Deb 08 July 1966 vol 731 cc110-1W
Mr. Blaker

asked the Minister of Health what is his estimate of the present number of patients in private hospitals, nursing homes and convalescent homes.

Mr. K. Robinson

The number of patients is not available, but the number of places at 31st December, 1965, in nursing homes—including private hospitals—registered with local authorities was 23,953, and the number in mental nursing homes—including private mental hospitals—similarly registered was 5,383.