§ Miss Wright
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will set out in tabular form for 1977 and 1978, either by metropolitan district council or area health authority, as convenient, the number of patients discharged to no fixed abode from psychiatric hospitals in the West Midlands regional health authority area.
§ Sir George Young
I regret that this information is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Every effort is made by health authorities, in conjunction with social ser-476W vices departments, to ensure that patients are not discharged without alternative accommodation.