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Mental Health Review Tribunals

Volume 648: debated on Thursday 9 November 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what considerations he takes into account I in deciding whether to accept or reject the advice of a mental health review tribunal that a patient subject to an order restricting discharge or kept in custody during Her Majesty's pleasure should be discharged.

In those cases in which a tribunal has advised discharge I have considered its advice in the light of all the information available to me about the risk of danger to the public if the patient were released.