Skip to main content

Mental Illness

Volume 115: debated on Friday 1 May 1987

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what was the expenditure on providing (a) National Health Service residential and (b) other residential care for mentally ill people in Wales (i) in the years 1970 to 1975, (ii) in the years 1975 to 1980 and (iii) in the years 1980 to 1985 expressed in actual and in 1975 adjusted terms;(2) what was the expenditure on providing community care for mentally ill people in Wales

(a) in the years 1970 to 1975 (b) in the years 1975 to 1980 (c) in the years 1980 to 1985 expressed in actual and in 1975 adjusted terms.

The readily available information is as follows:

Net expenditure on in-patients1 at mental illness hospitals
Actual (£000's)21975–76 prices (£000's)
1976–7721,74519,212
1977–7824,27818,833
1978–7926,51018,581
1979–8031,57218,935
1980–8140,23020,340
1981–8243,89320,208
1982–8348,27520,723
1983–8450,45620,734
1984–8553,30921,003
1985–8655,72620,668
1 The figures exclude expenditure on mental illness patients in units at non-psychiatric hospitals.
2 Re-priced to 1975–76 prices using the GDP deflator.

Net expenditure on other residential care for the mentally ill1

Actual (£000's)

21975–76 prices (£000's)

1976–77203179
1977–78328254
1978–79529371
1979–80678407
1980–81703355
1981–82841387
1982–831,035444
1983–841,111457
1984–851,131446
1985–861,108411

1 No information is available on expenditure incurred for providing other forms of community care for mentally ill people.

2 Re-priced to 1975–76 prices using the GDP deflator.