HC Deb 17 December 1956 vol 562 c106W
87. Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Health how many doctors were concerned in the certification of Mrs. Harriett Thornton which resulted in her detention in a mental home for 3½ years; and on how many occasions, and for how long, did each doctor see her before a decision was taken to send Mrs. Thornton to a mental home.

Mr. Turton

One, for the summary reception order by a justice of the peace made on the 30th March, 1953, which continued for a year, and one for each of the two statutory reports and certificates as a result of which the order continued until 25th October, 1956. With regard to the second part of the Question this is a matter of which I have neither knowledge nor jurisdiction.