§ Lord Alton of Liverpool
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What medical factors were cited as the grounds for the transfer from prison to special hospital of Marwan Al Banna; who carried out the medical assessment; and what were their qualifications. [HL3362]
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
Mr. Al Banna was assessed as suffering from mental illness under the provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983. Two doctors carried out the medical assessment. One doctor held a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and was a member of the Royal College of Psychiatry. The other doctor was a member of the Royal College of Psychiatry and a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. This doctor was approved under the statutory requirements in Section 12 of the Mental Health Act 1983.