Asylum Patients.

Oral Answers to Questions — Ex-Service Men. – in the House of Commons on 30th March 1922.

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Photo of Captain Charles Loseby Captain Charles Loseby , Bradford East

5.

asked the Minister of Pensions the number of ex-service men confined in lunatic asylums on 1st January, 1921, 1st October, 1921, and at the present date?

Photo of Sir Harry Barnston Sir Harry Barnston , Eddisbury

The numbers of ex-service men classified as "service" patients by the authority of of the Ministry of Pensions in county and borough mental hospitals in England and Wales were as follows:

On 1st January, 19214,673
On 1st January, 19224,991*
* Latest information available.
No information is available as to the numbers on the 1st October last. In addition a small number of ex-service men are detained whose classification as "service" patients the Ministry of Pensions have declined to authorise.

Photo of Captain Charles Loseby Captain Charles Loseby , Bradford East

6.

asked the Minister of Pensions the number of ex-service men confined in pauper lunatic asylums in which the ex-service men are not segregated?

Photo of Sir Harry Barnston Sir Harry Barnston , Eddisbury

My right hon. Friend is not able to give the figures which are asked for. In some mental hospitals which contain large numbers of ex-service men some segregation is carried out, but generally speaking it is in the interest of the patients that they should be classified according to mental state and conduct.

Photo of Captain Charles Loseby Captain Charles Loseby , Bradford East

7.

asked the Minister of Pensions if he will give a list of the lunatic asylums in which ex-service men are detained, and the number in each asylum?

Photo of Sir Harry Barnston Sir Harry Barnston , Eddisbury

The particulars for which the hon. and gallant Member asks are too long to be given in an oral reply and, with permission, my right hon. Friend proposes to have the list circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the list:

"Service" Patients—1st January, 1922.
Name of Asylum.No. of "Service" Patients.
Bods, Herts and Hunts29
Berks46
Brecon26
Bucks40
Cambridge20
Carmarthen22
Chester: Chester79
Parkside61
Cornwall40
Cumberland35
Denbigh59
Derby Co33
Devon41
Dorset28
Durham104

Name of Asylum.No. of "Service" Patients.
Essex: Brentwood82
Severalls53
Glamorgan99
Gloucester44
Hants: Knowle57
Park Prewett3
Hereford18
Herts43
Kent: Banning Heath75
Chartham37
Lancaster: Lancaster107
Rainhill204
Prestwich292
Whittingham134
Winwick
Leics and Rutland23
Lincoln: Bracebridge41
Kesteven14
London: Banstead150
Bexley85
Cane Hill110
Claybury172
Colney Hatch85
Hanwell98
Horton
Long Grove165
Middlesex: Wandsworth82
Napsbury50
Monmouth41
Norfolk53
Northampton47
Northumberland29
Nottingham Co25
Salop34
Somerset Wells17
Cotford31
Staffs: Stafford53
Burntwood67
Cheddleton54
Suffolk37
Surrey: Brook wood28
Netherne75
Sussex: East49
West21
Warwick54
Wight, Isle of8
Wilts33
Worcester, Powick41
Barnsley H.20
York, N.R.13
York, W. R.: Wakefield135
Wadsley35
Menston127
Storthes Hall72
York, E.K.14
Name of AsylumNo. of "Service" Patients.
Birmingham: Winson Green54
Rubery Hill72
Brighton27
Bristol36
Canterbury6
Cardiff45
Croydon19
Derby23
Exeter14
Gateshead18
Hull32
Ipswich13
Leicester39
London, City of18
Middlesbrough42
Newcastle-on-Tyne43
Newport12
Norwich28
Nottingham47
Plymouth37
Portsmouth42
Sunderland37
West Ham61
York21
Total4,985