HC Deb 30 June 1982 vol 26 cc331-2W
Mr. Foulkes

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many health districts now have a psychiatrist with special interest in elderly people; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

At the end of March, 1982, 111 out of 199 health districts in England had a consultant psychiatrist with a special interest in the elderly. This means that in six months there was an increase of six districts with such cover. As from April 1982, the total number of health districts was reduced to 192 so the current position will be slightly different.