HC Deb 22 May 1986 vol 98 c289W
Dr. Roger Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many people are at present resident in local authority homes now as compared with 1979; and what is the present average occupancy of such residences.

Mr. Mark Robinson

The latest available information relates to 31 March 1985 and is given in the following table along with comparable information for 1979.

Local authority residential homes
31 Mar 1979 31 Mar 1985
Home for the: Number of residents Per cent, occupancy Number of residents Per cent, occupancy
Elderly, physically handicapped and blind 7,381 97 7,473 95
Mentally ill 293 89 338 75
Mentally handicapped 447 83 703 88