§ Mr. Goodlad
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those convicted of crimes in England and Wales in each of the last five years have ever been admitted to National Health Service mental illness hospitals and units with a main diagnosis of schizophrenic psychosis.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The information requested is not available centrally. The readily available information, which is given in the following table, relates to persons compulsorily admitted to hospital under part V of the Mental Health Act 1959, part III of the Mental Health Act 1983 or the Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1984. They provide for the admission to hospital by the court of a person convicted of an offence or under certain circumstances of a person who the court is satisfied did the act but did not convict him. Further details are given in "Statistics of Mentally Disordered Offenders England and Wales 1984"—Home Office statistical bulletin 31/85; it is planned to bring this bulletin up to date early next year.
Persons classified as suffering from mental illness compulsorily admitted to National Health Service hospitals under a hospital order, after transfer from a Prison Department establishment or recalled following an earlier discharge; England and Wales, 1982–86 Number 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 Subject to special restrictions on discharge 128 113 143 136 152 Without special restrictions on discharge 529 661 758 644 624 All 657 774 901 780 776