2. Letter from The Zito Trust
1988, SS 72 AND
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