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Basutoland (Mental Defectives)

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 29 July 1954

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations if he will make provision in Basutoland for the treatment of men- tally defective and insane persons. who are now kept in common gaols.

Mentally defective persons are admitted to gaols in Basutoland for observation only. If certified they are detained in the medical detention centre at Mohale's Hoek. The Basutoland Administration are now planning to construct a modern mental hospital at Maseru.