HC Deb 04 November 1993 vol 231 cc355-6W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment has been made of the level of knowledge, skill and experience of community psychiatric nurses in promoting and maintaining mental health in the community in deciding whether to include them as eligible as approved applicants for compulsory admission to a psychiatric hospital in the proposed amendments to the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986.

Mr. Ancram

There are no proposals at present to amend the substance of the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 and no consideration is currently being given to include community psychiatric nurses as persons who may make application for assessment under the compulsory admission to hospital procedures contained in the order.