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Mental Attacks (Protection)

Volume 981: debated on Thursday 27 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied that adequate protection is afforded by the current law to any person subject to assault on the mind by means of hypnosis, hyper-ventilation or other practices of mental attack.

We have no plans to introduce legislation on these matters. Existing law gives adequate protection against mental attack, at least in the great majority of cases. I am, however, considering representations which my hon. Friend has made to me about the need for controls, which the Hypnotism Bill he is sponsoring seeks to introduce, over stage hypnotism in clubs.