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Mental Illness (Patients' Security)

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps have been taken to establish security units at regional level to provide treatment of disturbed persons in conditions of security short of that provided by special hospitals outside the penal system.

Since they received my guidance circular last year all regional health authorities have been investigating the position in their regions and are in varying stages of formulating or completing their proposals.