HC Deb 22 June 1971 vol 819 cc235-6W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what procedures he proposes to seek to bring into operation to authorise hospitals to detain persons referred for treatment who, whilst under the influence of drugs, may endanger their own safety.

Mr. Alison

As indicated to the House on 9th December last we shall consider whether further action is needed after we have seen the report from the subcommittee of which the hon. Member for South Shields (Mr. Blenkinsop) has been

benefit an incompleted B/O. 40A form.

Mr. Dean

All forms issued to the public should of course be completed properly. If the hon. Member knows of a case where inconvenience has been caused because this has not been done, and will send me details, I will look into it.

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