HC Deb 18 June 1956 vol 554 cc1048-9
50 Dr. D. Johnson

asked the Minister of Health whether he will report on progress in regard to the follow-up review of leucotomy cases being done by his Department; and when he proposes to publish the results of this.

Mr. Turton

Information is being collected, but this will take some time. It is too early to assess results or to decide upon publication.

Dr. Johnson

May I thank my right hon. Friend for the trouble his Department is taking in this matter? is my right hon. Friend aware of the great anxiety about some of these cases, who are neither ill enough to be in mental hospitals nor entirely responsible enough to be in the outside world? Would he direct attention to the arrangements for after-care advice and supervision of all who have had this operation?

Mr. Turton

Certainly. We are looking into all those points.