§ Mr. Mayhew
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average interval of time between appeals tribunal decisions in respect of Broadmoor patients and the subsequent notification of his own decision.
§ Mr. Carlisle
In the six months ended 31st March, 1972, 44 cases of restricted patients in Broadmoor were referred to mental health review tribunals. For 38 of these the average interval between receipt of the tribunal's advice and notification of a decision to the hospital was a little over 23 days. The remaining six cases presented features of special difficulty, calling for further inquiries, and are still under consideration.