§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland by how many the numbers of long stay mental handicap patients at Lennox Castle hospital have fallen since1979; and how much of this fall can be attributed to(a) the death of patients, (b) the non-admission of new patients and (c) planned resettlement of patients in the community.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
[holding answer 24 November 1987]: The specific information requested by the hon. Member is not available centrally, but the following tables show residents in and discharges into the community at 31 December of each year from Lennox Castle.
Table 1: Lennox Castle—Long Stay (2 Years+) Residents 1979–86 Residents 1979 1,253 1980 1,239 1981 1,221 1982 1,198 1983 1,122 1984 1,011 1985 971 11986 967 1 Provisional.
annually in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales, Supplementary Tables", copies of which are in the Library, in table S1.1(A) of volume 1 for proceedings. at magistrates' courts, and table S2.1(A), for proceedings at the Crown Court, under offence classification 46. Reliable information on pleas is not available.