To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds for female medium security mental health patients are available, broken down by region; what the occupancy levels were in the last year for which figures are available; how many of these beds were not available in the first half of this year; and if she will make a statement.
Information is not available in the requested format. In 2004–05, the average daily number of available beds for adults, excluding the elderly, in secure mental illness wards was 2,696.
The average occupancy rate for this period was 91.9 per cent. Information on the average daily number of available beds in secure mental illness wards, broken down by National Health Service organisations, has been placed in the Library.