HC Deb 24 June 1974 vol 875 cc382-3W
Mr. Christopher Mayhew

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what were the highest and lowest regional figures for staff-patient ratios in mental illness hospitals in 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973.

Dr. Owen

Relevant figures are given below. Full regional and national data for 1970 and 1971 are published in the Department of Health and Social Security Statistical and Research Report Series, Nos. 2 and 5 respectively. The 1972 report will be published shortly. Data from individual hospitals for 1973 has not yet been analysed on a regional basis.

health authorities towards achieving the minimum standard of services and facilities in psychiatric hospitals laid down by her Department.

Dr. Owen

The relevant data for 1973 has not yet been fully analysed. I will write to my hon. Friend when figures are available.