HC Deb 12 March 1987 vol 112 cc298-9W
Mr. Tony Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will provide, for each of the north Manchester, central Manchester, south Manchester and Trafford health authorities, for the most recent year for which figures are available, the number of (a) applications made for formal detention under the Mental Health Act, (b) applications for formal detention which were successful, (c) applications made for each of the sections of the Act, (d) people in total sectioned, (e) informal admissions, (f) first admissions, (g) informal patients sectioned whilst inpatients, (h) formal patients who had compulsory orders renewed, (i) patients who died, subject to notification of the coroner, (j) patients who made application to a mental health review tribunal and (k) patients discharged before the period of the formal order had expired.

Mrs. Currie

I am sorry I cannot give the hon. Member all the information that he seeks as some of it is not collected centrally. The table provides the available information for 1985, the most recent year for which figures are available.

Mental illness and mental handicap hospitals and units during 1985.
District Health Authority North Manchester Central Manchester South Manchester Trafford
Total Admissions:
Informal 980 594 1,532 587
Formal 78 69 73 37
First Admissions:
Informal 351 145 396 121
Formal 31 10 23 5
Residents, as at 31 December:
Informal 332 82 186 121
Formal 29 16 26 8
Informal 54 12 21 27
Formal 1
1 All deaths occurring among resident psychiatric in—patients, by legal status current upon their death.