HC Deb 22 April 1971 vol 815 c448W
Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many children under 13 years of age, how many young people between 13 and 18 years of age, and how many other people below retirement age are receiving treatment in geriatric hospitals; and how many, in each category, received treatment in geriatric hospitals in each year from 1948 to 1970, inclusive.

Mr. Alison

Information for the last quarter of 1970 is expected shortly, though not in this precise form. Information for previous years is not available. A special survey in 1967 showed that there were 2,104 chronic sick patients between the ages of 15 and 59 in geriatric and chronic sick wards in hospitals in England and Wales at that time; of these 74 were aged 15 to 34, 557 aged 35 to 49, and 1,473 aged 50 to 59.