HC Deb 19 January 1993 vol 217 c223W
Mr. Michael

To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what percentage of patients currently residing in special hospitals in England and Wales an assessment has shown that they could more appropriately be dealt with in gaols or other forms of accommodation.

Mr. Yeo

Information is not readily available in the form requested. One hundred and fourteen special hospital patients, or 7.5 per cent. of the total, were awaiting transfer to other facilities on 31 December 1992. Six of these were awaiting transfer to prison.