HC Deb 24 March 1975 vol 889 cc12-3W
Mr. Clemitson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many square feet of space there are per patient in the living quarters at Broadmoor Hospital.

Dr. Owen:

The living quarters at Broadmoor Hospital are divided between day and night space. The average day space per patient is 47 sq. ft. for men and 60 sq. ft. for women. Of the 650 beds for men 365 are in single rooms with an average of 65 sq. ft. each and the remainder are in dormitories with an average allowance of 46.5 sq. ft. each. The corresponding figures for women are 119 in single rooms and 21 in dormitories with an average of 88 sq. ft. per patient.