HC Deb 16 July 1987 vol 119 c625W
Mr. Irving

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people at present detained in special hospitals are awaiting transfer to other hospitals or into the community.

Mrs. Currie

On 8 July, 117 patients had been identified by their responsible medical officers as being suitable for a move from a special hospital, either on permanent transfer or for a period of trial leave.