§ Mr. Alton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were committed under the terms of the Mental Health Act 1983 to care in mental health hospitals in Liverpool during each of the past five years.
§ Mr. Dorrell
The latest figures of patients formally admitted to NHS hospitals and units in Liverpool district health authority under the terms of the Mental Health Act 1983 are shown in the table.
Year Formal admissions Liverpool DHA 1987–88 129 1988–89 141 1989–90 162
Source: 1987–88 onwards—Korner aggregate KH15.
Comparable figures are not available centrally for the period before 1987–88.