Joint Committee On Human Rights Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence


2.  Letter from The Zito Trust

PROPOSAL FOR DRAFT REMEDIAL ORDER TO AMEND MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1988, SS 72 AND 73

  We have received an invitation from Jean Corston, Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, to respond to the Secretary of State for Health's proposal for a draft remedial order amending sections 72 and 73 of the Mental Health Act 1988.

  I am writing to confirm that we support the proposed amendment following the recent Court of Appeal's declaration of incompatibility, made under section 4 of the Human Rights, and have nothing further to add.

18 September 2001


 
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