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Mental Illness

Volume 644: debated on Monday 10 July 1961

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asked the Minister of Health if he will state the number of hospital in-patients under treatment for mental illness in England and Wales at the latest date for which figures are available; how many of those were compulsorily detained; and if he will give comparable figures for the two previous years.

The most recent information is as follows:admitted informally and 4,696 compulsorily. Figures for the same period of 1959 are not available.