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Patients (Psycho-Surgery)

Volume 976: debated on Wednesday 16 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many patients have undergone psych-surgery in each of the years 1975 to 1979.

Statistics on psycho-surgery operations were not collected centrally prior to 1977, and the 1979 data are not yet available. The number of referrals for psycho-surgery operations reported by NHS hospitals in England and Wales was 44 for 1977 and 44 for 1978.