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Diminished Responsibility

Volume 80: debated on Wednesday 12 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has any plans to seek to change the law relating to the special verdict, disability in relation to trial and diminished responsibility recommendations, as recommended in the report of the committee on mentally abnormal offenders (Cmnd. 6244) 1974.

My right hon. and learned Friend has no present plans for legislation on these matters.