§ Mrs. Joyce Butler
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the number of mental and psychiatric hospitals in the United Kingdom; and what provision is made for the treatment of alcoholics in these institutions.
§ Mr. Ennals
There are 154 mental illness hospitals in England and Wales, apart from psychiatric units in general hospitals. Most can treat alcoholic patients; 13, with a total of some 250 beds, have special units for such patients.