§ 22. Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to modify the rules, regulations and guidelines concerning the use of electro-convulsive therapy in the treatment of persons suffering from mental illness. 
§ Mr. Burns
There are no current proposals to make any changes to the rules or regulations concerning the use of electro-convulsive therapy. The question of guidelines on the use of ECT is a matter for professional clinicians who administer it. In 1995 the Royal College of Psychiatrists' special committee on ECT published a practical set of guidelines for psychiatrists who prescribe and administer ECT.