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Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 24 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were transferred to hospital under section 72 of the Mental Health Act 1959 in each of the last six years; and if he will explain the reasons for the decrease in such orders.

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave on 17 January to his earlier question on this subject.—[Vol. 960, c. 755–6.]