Written Answers. - Mental Health Legislation.

Bernard Allen


277 Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Health if he has any proposals to introduce legislation to deal with the Irish mental hospitals' status arising from a recent statement by a person (details supplied) that the present legislation was inadequate.

As I indicated in my response to a previous question on 29 May last (Official Report Vol. 399, Col. 575), I intend to put forward proposals for new mental health legislation following widespread consultation with interested parties. My Department is currently preparing a discussion document which will examine all aspects of mental health legislation.