HC Deb 05 February 1973 vol 850 c11W
Sir R. Russell

asked the Attorney-General how many patients in mental hospitals have had their houses and contents sold on the instructions of the Official Solicitor or a court of protection during the latest convenient period.

The Attorney-General

During 1972 the Court of Protection made orders for the sale of houses belonging to patients, including those in mental hospitals, in between 800 and 900 cases. In 115 of these cases the Official Solicitor acted as receiver. Separate figures for sales of houses with their contents are not available.