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Michael Fagan

Volume 29: debated on Monday 18 October 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the decision to admit Michael Fagan to the Park Lane hospital, Maghull, Merseyside.

Mr. Fagan was admitted to Park Lane hospital on 12 October in pursuance of the order made by the Central Criminal Court on 5 October 1982 for his detention for medical treatment in hospital under section 60 of the Mental Health Act 1959. The court had been informed that a place was available for Mr. Fagan at Park Lane hospital should the court wish to make an order, as, on the medical evidence available, we had formed the opinion that Mr. Fagan was a person for whom any hospital treatment should be provided in conditions of special security. It is not for me to comment on the court's decision.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received concerning the proposed admission of Michael Fagan to the Park Lane hospital, Maghull, Merseyside.