§ Mr. Galbraith
I beg to move, in page 62, line 10, at the end to insert:(2) It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, where he authorises the removal from Scotland of a patient under any of the provisions of this Part of this Act, to send notification of that authorisation to the Mental Welfare Commission and to the nearest relative of the patient not less than seven days before the date of the removal of the patient.The effect of the Amendment is that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State shall notify both the patient's nearest relative and the Mental Welfare Commission when he authorises the removal of a patient from Scotland under any of the provisions of Part VI. The notification is to be given not less than seven days before the date of the removal of the patient. This meets an undertaking which I gave in Committee.
§ Amendment agreed to.