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Electro-Convulsive Therapy

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will initiate a fresh inquiry into the use of electro-convulsive therapy with a view to establishing its advantages, its disadvantages and its dangers.

I refer my hon. Friend to my observations on a petition concerning electro-convulsive therapy, contained in the Supplement to Votes and Proceedings for 14 December, and to my reply to the hon. Member for Lewisham, West (Mr. Price) on 14 January.—[Vol. 976, c. 659.]