§ Mr. Raffan
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was the number of residential places for mentally people in Wales at the present time; and what was the comparable figure in 1979.
§ Mr. Grist
The number of residential places for mentally ill people in Wales is shown in the table:39W
As at 31 March 1979 1990 Accommodation provided by Social services1 2329 349 Private registered homes 145 277 Voluntary registered homes 18 53 Other3 n.a. 100 Total 492 779 1 Includes staffed and unstaffed accommodation provided by local authority social services departments. 2 Excluding 129 mixed places which could accommodate either mentally ill or mentally handicapped people. 3Other providers include local authority housing authorities, housing associations, health authorities (excluding hospitals), unregistered private and voluntary homes (i.e. those catering for fewer than four people and which may be staffed or unstaffed).