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Mental Health Act Commission

Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he has yet responded to the third biennial report of the Mental Health Act Commission.

I have today written to Mr. Louis Blom-Cooper QC, chairman of the Mental Health Act Commission, thanking the commission for all the excellent work over the period 1987 to 1989 summarised in its third biennial report, which my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State laid before the House on 14 December 1989. I also included with my letter more detailed papers produced in the Department of Health, Home Office, Welsh Office and Department of Social Security responding to a number of specific points made in the report. The chairman of the Special Hospitals Service Authority has also written to the chairman of the Mental Health Act Commission responding to points made about the special hospitals. I have placed copies of my letter and the other documents in the Library.