§ Rev. Ian Paisley
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many day centres there are in the northern health and social services board area; and how many places in these centres are allocated to people with mental illness;
(2) how many day centres run by the northern health and social services board are located in the area covered by the Antrim, North constituency; and how many places are provided for mentally ill people in these day centres.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
There are 11 multi-purpose day centres in the area of the northern health and social services board. Places are not allocated between different client groups and usage depends on local needs. Information is not available on the places taken up by the mentally ill. The total number of places available at 31 December 1981 was 652. Records are not held by parliamentary constituency.