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Mental Health Act Commission

Volume 167: debated on Wednesday 14 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the members of the Mental Health Act Commission with their qualifications and occupations.

There are no specific qualifications required for appointment to the Mental Health Act Commission.The following list shows the current commissioners, sub-divided according to their category of membership:


  • Mr. L. Blom-Cooper (Chairman)
  • Mrs. Dimond
  • Mrs. V. Bellau
  • Mrs. C. Bennett
  • Mr. J. Bowyer
  • Mrs. C. Goonatillake
  • Miss G. Richardson
  • Ms L. Scott Moncrieff
  • Ms L. Sinclair
  • Mr. C. N. S. Watts
  • Mr. J. D. Finch
  • Mrs. J. Forman Hardy
  • Mr. M. Napier
  • Mr. A. Parkin


  • Professor E. Murphy (Vice Chairman)
  • Dr. R. M. Evans
  • Dr. R. Dolan
  • Dr. S. Fernando
  • Dr. K. Hamadah
  • Dr. P. Hettiaratchy
  • Mr. D. Hide
  • Dr. N. Seberatnum
  • Professor D. West
  • Dr. D. Gaspar
  • Dr. M. Harper
  • Dr. M. Malcom
  • Dr. Oyebode
  • Dr. R. M. Philpott
  • Dr. P. Harper
  • Dr. K. A. Day
  • Dr. D. Dunleavy
  • Dr. H. Ghadiali
  • Dr. N. L. Gittleson
  • Dr. E. B. Gordon
  • Dr. A. Hauck

Social Work

  • Mr. R. Lingham
  • Mrs. V. Lipscombe
  • Mrs. M. Meacher
  • Mrs. I. Midforth
  • Miss I. Nutting
  • Mr. R. Stables
  • Mr. J. Allan
  • Mrs. J. Deeley
  • Mrs. C. L. Jones
  • Mr. A. Ball
  • Mr. D. Parkin
  • Mr. H. Vickers


  • Mr. M. Brown
  • Mr. E. A. R. Chitty
  • Miss G. Linton
  • Mr. S. Manikon
  • Mrs. Soo Lee
  • Mr. B. Thorne
  • Mr. M. Graham
  • Ms. A. Aiyebusi
  • Mrs. C. Selim
  • Mr. H. A. Teaney
  • Mr. R. Wix
  • Mr. P. Brotherhood
  • Mrs. R. M. Fraser
  • Mr. H. McClarron

Number of deaths on arrival

Number carried

Health authority




December 1989






Leeds Eastern171420n/an/a
Leeds Western7141600


  • Miss C. Bollinger
  • Dr. A. Broadhurst
  • Ms. P. Spinks
  • Mr. D. Torpy
  • Mr. J. Graham-White
  • Dr. J. Ashcroft
  • Mr. D. A. Black
  • Mr. A. Dabbs
  • Mr. L. J. Wilson


  • Dr. A. J. Blowers
  • Mr. G. Bye
  • Mrs. T. Jowell
  • Mrs. B. Stroll
  • Mr. M. Taylor
  • Rev. A. J. Hawes
  • Mrs. L. Mason
  • Dr. M. Barnes
  • Mrs. P. Entwistle
  • Mrs. E. Owen
  • Mrs. A. Samuels
  • Mrs. M. R. Morris
  • Mr. B. Smith
  • Mr. A. Milligan