HC Deb 03 August 1926 vol 198 c2810

asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been drawn to the recent decision in the Court of Appeal in the case tried in April last of Harnett v. Fisher, from which it results that if any sane person is wrongfully shut up in an asylum for six years he is debarred from redress; and will he at an early date initiate legislation to remove this?


My right hon. Friend is advised that the deduction which the hon. Member draws from the decision of the Court in this case is too wide. As regards legislation, my right hon. Friend can add nothing to the answer given on the 3rd of May to the hon. Member for West Leicester, beyond saying that he has under consideration the recent Report of the Royal Commission on lunacy law and administration.