§ Mr. Shersby
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what residential care is available within the National 439W Health Service for mental patients released from Broadmoor under a Home Office restriction order where it is considered that on medical grounds a former patient is in need of such care.
§ Dr. Owen
No residential care is especially provided within the National Health Service for patients subject to a restriction order on their discharge from Broadmoor hospital. Where such care is considered necessary on medical or other grounds, these patients are placed in local psychiatric hospitals or hostels provided by local authorities or voluntary organisations, as appropriate.