HC Deb 01 July 1996 vol 280 c308W
Mr. Cann

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he has taken since March to ensure that all police forces have formal missing patients procedures in co-operation with local hospitals and social services departments to include a system for inquiry into cases of repeated absconding by patients with restriction orders. [34608]

Mr. Maclean

The Home Office, the Association of Chief Police Officers and the national health service executive are currently discussing this issue.