§ Mr. Irving
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many patients are currently in the Eastdale unit at Balderton hospital; and how many people are currently awaiting transfer to the unit.
§ Mrs. Currie
I understand from the Central Nottinghamshire health authority that there are six patients in the unit. Of these, two are at present away from it, one in police custody and the other on assessment leave. Seven patients have been identified as potentially suitable for short periods of phased leave and observation in the unit.