HC Deb 24 July 1959 vol 609 c1714

Lords Amendment: In page 89, line 15, leave out from "shall" to "apply" in line 16.

12.30 p.m.

Mr. Walker-Smith

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

This is, in fact, a paving Amendment for the next two Amendments which follow. It implements an undertaking which I gave on Report, when I said: In the course of my reconsideration I felt that the power which this Clause takes in respect of the local authority homes is rather different from that in respect of in-patients in the hospital. This is, of course, dealing with the correspondence of informal patients. Residents in the local authority homes are not likely to be suffering from the same severity of mental disorder as would make this sort of correspondence so likely to upset them, if it was incoming, or to be offensive to others if it was outgoing. I therefore propose to have Amendments tabled in another place to delete references to residents in local homes …"—[OFFICIAL REPORT, 5th May. 1959; Vol. 605, c. 338.] These are the Amendments which effect that purpose.

Question put and agreed to.