HC Deb 20 December 1989 vol 164 c339W
Mr. Alfred Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give by region for each of the last five years the amount of money paid to regions for resettlement of discharged patients from long-say mental hospitals.

Mr. Freeman

These sums are not identified separately by the Department in the resource allocation process. Regional health authorities make provision for the resettlement of patients discharged from long stay mental hospitals from within their main allocations, together with any resources which are made available from the planned rundown and closure of these hospitals.