§ Mr. H. Butler
asked the Minister of Health if he will make a statement upon the case of an inmate of Rampton State 67W Mental Institution, Nottinghamshire, about which the hon. Member for Hackney, Central has written.
§ Mr. Vaughan-Morgan
This patient was admitted to St. Lawrence's Hospital, Caterham, on 4th August, 1954, by order of the Home Secretary under Section 9 of the Mental Deficiency Act, 1913, having been certified by two doctors as a mental defective within the meaning of the Act. She became unmanageable in that hospital because of her violent behaviour and was sent to Rampton, the hospital for such cases, on 24th September, 1954. She has been examined from time to time by the doctors who were responsible for her care, and they were satisfied that she was in need of treatment as a mental defective under the Act. The doctor who made the independent examination took the view that she was in need of treatment for her mental condition but was not a mental defective within the meaning of the Act. Representations on behalf of her parents in respect of this patient will shortly be heard by the Board of Control.