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Mental Institutions (Capital Expenditure)

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 18 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Health the total capital expenditure devoted to improving the provision for mental illness and mental deficiency during each of the financial years 1950–51 and 1953–54, and what is the estimated amount for 1954–55; and what proportions these are of the total capital expenditure on the hospital service.

Precise figures showing the actual capital expenditure on mental health and mental deficiency services for the years in question are not available, but the capital programmes of boards show that the estimated expenditure is as follows:

Percentage of total estimated capital expenditure
Mental Health982,72812
Mental Deficiency508,3097
Mental Health923,99311
Mental Deficiency770,44810
Mental Health1,777,70317
Mental Deficiency1,314,43713