HC Deb 09 January 1985 vol 70 c519W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information is available to him on the number of people who live, on a permanent basis, during the week in a hospital or other form of residential institution but who return to their family home at weekends.

Mr. John Patten

While we have some information on long-stay patients in hospitals and permanent residents in other statutory, voluntary or private residential institutions, we have no central information on how many return to family homes at weekends.