HC Deb 13 December 1993 vol 234 c473W
Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to amend sections 35 and 36 of the Mental Health Amendment Act 1983(a) to endorse treatment to be given to patients detained under section 35 and (b) to enable magistrates to remand mentally disordered offenders to hospital for treatment.

Mr. Bowis

None at present, but we shall be keeping in mind the case for amending these provisions should a suitable opportunity arise.

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