HL Deb 25 July 1935 vol 98 cc854-5

Clause 4, page 2, line 31, leave out from ("that") to end of line 32 and insert:

  1. ("(i) the Department shall, on application made by or oil behalf of any person in whose case such an order as aforesaid has been made, afford an opportunity to a medical practitioner employed by such person or on his behalf to examine him not 855 later than thirty days after the date of the order, and the Secretary of State shall consider any report by such medical practitioner which may be submitted to him, and shall take such action as may seem to him necessary in all the circumstances of the case;
  2. (ii) the Department shall, if any person detained in the criminal lunatic asylum in pursuance of this subsection recovers his sanity before the expiry of his sentence")


My Lords, the object of this Amendment is to confer a right upon any person whose removal to the criminal lunatic asylum has been ordered by the Prisons Department while he is undergoing a sentence of penal servitude, preventive detention or imprisonment, to be examined by his own doctor or by a doctor employed by his relatives or friends. This doctor's report will be considered by the Secretary of State, who will review the whole situation and issue such order as may be necessary.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.