HC Deb 27 May 1977 vol 932 c699W
Mr. Mike Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many mentally disordered patients who were admitted to special hospitals currently remain in those hospitals althought they are now sufficiently recovered to warrant transfer to ordinary mental hospitals or units.

Mr. Moyle

On 1st May 1977 there were 184 patients—147 males and 37 females—in the four special hospitals who were considered by their responsible medical officers to be suitable for transfer to National Health Service psychiatric hospitals.