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, 1921||…||4,673|
|On 1st January, 1922||…||4,991*|
|* 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.