HC Deb 07 March 1986 vol 93 c322W
Mr. Bermingham

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many local authorities social services departments provide a 24-hour emergency psychiatric service; and if he will list those which do not.

Mr. Whitney

[pursuant to his reply, 17 February 1986, c. 70]: I understand that at present Bexley, Gateshead, Barnsley and Kent do not have such a service. The last two authorities are known to be in the process of introducing one.