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Mental Health Services

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will undertake a review of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1960 to ensure that the legislative framework for the mental health services reflects current needs.

My Department has already undertaken a review of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1960. I am not persuaded that changes in our mental health legislation are immediately necessary and have decided that no further action should be taken for the present.