Lunatic Asylums (Women Visitors).

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing. – in the House of Commons on 2nd August 1922.

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Photo of Sir Robert Newman Sir Robert Newman , Exeter

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asked the Minister of Health the number of county and borough council lunatic asylums who have no women members on the visiting committees of their asylums; and how many women patients are detained in those institutions?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

So far as the Board of Control are aware, there are 58 county and borough mental hospitals which have no women members on the visiting committee. In these institutions there are approximately 31,000 female patients.