§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was(a) the number of admissions to mental health hospitals, (b) this figure expressed as a rate for the health board catchment population and (c) the amount spent on community care projects for mentally ill people, for each health board and for each year from 1980 to 1987.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
The requested information on admissions to mental illness and mental handicap hospitals is published annually in "Scottish Health Statistics", copies of which are available in the Library. The latest year for which information is available is 1985. Information on the costs of community care projects is not held centrally.