§ Mr. Whitaker
asked the Minister of Health what the number of patients in, and the approximate area of, mental hospitals have been in each of the last 10 years; and what have been the numbers of staff in those hospitals during the same period.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Information in the form requested is not readily available. At the end of 1964 there were 177,633 patients in psychiatric hospitals of which the buildings and grounds cover about 22,000 acres.