HC Deb 09 November 1961 vol 648 c74W
45. Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what considerations he takes into account I in deciding whether to accept or reject the advice of a mental health review tribunal that a patient subject to an order restricting discharge or kept in custody during Her Majesty's pleasure should be discharged.

Mr. R. A. Butler

In those cases in which a tribunal has advised discharge I have considered its advice in the light of all the information available to me about the risk of danger to the public if the patient were released.