HC Deb 03 March 1981 vol 1000 c81W
37. Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will introduce legislation to forbid for one year psychosurgery operations on the brain to allow a review of this form of treatment; and if he will make a statement.

Sir George Young

No. I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to the hon. Member for Woolwich, East (Mr. Cartwright)on 11 December 1980—[Vol. 996c.755]—and to my right hon. Friend's observations on a petition on this subject which were circulated as a supplement to the Votes and Proceedings on 14 December 1979.