HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 cc589-91W
Mr. Best

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the Official Report (a) the location, (b) the number of beds provided for males (c) the number of beds provided for females and (d) any restriction on the length of stay at each reception centre in the United Kingdom.

Mrs. Chalker

The information requested is as follows. There is no restriction on the length of stay of individuals at any reception centre. Only two centres, Camden and Cedars Lodge, provide beds for women.

(NHS as well as non-NHS) is for September 1976 when there were approximately 72,200 in England and Wales.

30 September 1979
Hospital (i) 34,450
General medical services (ii) 24,501
Community health (iii) 6,263

(Some doctors, such as general practitioners working in the community health service, will be included in more than one of these categories).

(i) excludes GPs working in hospitals, other clinical assistants and locum staff;

(ii) provisional figure;

(iii) excludes occasional sessional and locum staff.

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