HC Deb 13 February 1967 vol 741 c4W
Mr. Iremonger

asked the Minister of Health if he will introduce legislation to amend Section 40(3)(b) of the Mental Health Act which provides that absence without leave for 28 days shall lead to the automatic discharge of an offender under 21 years of age committed to compulsory detention by a court under Sections 60 and 61 of the Act.

Mr. K. Robinson

No. There are adequate powers for compulsory readmission to hospital in such cases, where necessary.

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