§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many disabled people in Wales are currently living in(a)the community, (b)mental illness hospitals and units and (c)mental handicap hospitals and units.
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
Information held centrally does not cover all categories of disability. The latest available data held centrally, on the means of accommodation of people on local authority registers of mentally handicapped individuals, are shown in the table:
Number of persons on register at 31 March 1991 Place of residence Number In the community 7,349 In health service accommodation (including hospitals and hostels) 1,397 In other accommodation (including local authority, private and voluntary residential accommodation) 1,640 Total 10,386