§ Miss Fookes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners suffering from mental disorders were transferred to hospitals(a) before sentence and (b) after sentence, for the last two years for which figures are available.
§ Mr. John Patten
[holding answer 7 December 1987]: The information for 1985 and 1986 is given in the table. Information for earlier years was published in table 3 of Home Office Statistical Bulletin 31/85, copies of which are in the Library.
Persons1 compulsorily admitted to hospital following transfer from Prison Department Establishments in England and Wales under Sections 47 and 48 of the Mental Health Act 1983 1985 1986 Persons subject to special restrictions on discharge: Prior to disposal of case 33 50 After sentence 87 84 Persons not subject to special restrictions on discharge, admitted after sentence 13 23 1 Excluding civil prisoners.