HC Deb 05 February 1992 vol 203 cc205-7W
Sir Michael McNair-Wilson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration is being given to amending the Mental Health Act 1983 to enable psychopathic persons, though deemed untreatable, to be admitted to mental hospitals.

Mr. Dorrell

The needs of people suffering from psychopathic disorder, and how they can best be met both in the prison service and in the health and social care system, are one of the issues being considered by the joint Department of Health/Home Office review of services for mentally disordered offenders. We shall be considering very carefully the conclusions reached by the review and any questions they raise about possible changes in the present law.