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Mentally Ill: Hospitals

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) England, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) Nottingham were sectioned to psychiatric wards in each of the last five years. (148382)

Information about the number of formal detentions under the Mental Health Act 1983 since 2001-02 is shown in the following table. These figures relate to all age groups of adults and children.

Number of detentions under the Mental Health Act 1983 and other legislation (England): children and adults of all ages

Number

2001-02

47,806

2002-03

46,489

2003-04

45,691

2004-05

46,673

2005-06

47,394

Source:

The Information Centre for health and social care published data Form KP90

Number of detentions under the Mental Health Act 1983 in Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust which provides mental health services across Nottinghamshire

Number

2001-02

Not available

2002-03

1,034

2003-04

861

2004-05

1,062

2005-06

959

Source:

The Information Centre for health and social care Form KP90.

The figures for Nottinghamshire include those for Nottingham. Separate figures for Nottingham are not available.