HC Deb 30 March 1979 vol 965 c368W
Mr. Dudley Smith

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking in the interests of the 389 persons serving sentences in prison department establishments who are considered by prison medical officers to be suffering from mental disorders of a nature or degree warranting their detention in hospital for medical treatment under the Mental Health Act 1959.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Ormskirk (Mr. Kilroy-Silk) on 12 February.—[Vol. 962, c. 378–9.]