HC Deb 12 February 1997 vol 290 cc240-1W
Dr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to modify the rules, regulations and guidelines concerning the use of electro-convulsive therapy in the treatment of patients suffering from mental illness; and if he will make a statement. [15110]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

My right hon. Friend proposes to consult very soon on the Scottish Law Commission's report on incapable adults, which includes recommendations relating to the use of electro-convulsive therapy. A copy of the consultation paper will be placed in the Library when published.