HC Deb 11 November 1952 vol 507 cc41-2W
Sir W. Darling

asked the Minister of Health why he approved Statutory Instrument 1811 under which patients at Broadmoor may not write directly to him, the Board of Control or any Commissioner without having their correspondence previously inspected by a medical attendant; and if he will reconsider this proposal in the interests of the patients concerned.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Statutory Instrument 1811 gives effect to one of the recommendations of the Broadmoor Inquiry Committee. In accordance with my statement to the House on 30th June, 1952, the recommendation was accepted by the Government and I cannot agree to reconsider it now.