§ Mr. Loveridge
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services to what extent therapy groups in mental hospitals, as explored in the experiments from 1955 to 1960 in the Craybury Hospital, are being followed up in other similar hospitals throughout the country.
§ Mr. Alison
I am advised that the therapeutic community approach such as that adopted at Claybury Hospital is now widely favoured by psychiatrists. The methods of treatment adopted in a particular hospital are a matter for clinical decision.