HC Deb 30 April 1968 vol 763 c157W
29. Mr. Moonman

asked the Minister of Health if he will give details of the number and circumstances of leucotomy operations carried out in the National Health Service during the past three years, similar to that performed recently on a 21-year-old man to cure him of gambling.

Mr. Snow

I am advised that leucotomy operations are nowadays used only for a few patients who fail to respond to other methods of psychiatric treatment. Statistics are not now collected centrally. I understand that the patient referred to in the Question has not had such an operation.