Girl's Detention, Brockhall Institution.

Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Industry. – in the House of Commons on 15th September 1939.

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Photo of Captain Bertie Kirby Captain Bertie Kirby , Liverpool Everton

asked the Minister of Health, whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Miss Annie Moye, who is detained in the Brock hall certified institution; what consideration of her case by the visitors and by the medical officer which was due in the June and September quarter of this year has taken place; and on what ground this girl is still being detained.

Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Glasgow Kelvingrove

This patient was dealt with by an order made on the 31st August, 1938, under Section 8 of the Mental Deficiency Act, 1913. The case has now been reviewed under the terms of Section 11 of that Act, and the statutory reports and certificate by the visitors and the medical officer of Brockhall Institution indicate that the girl is feeble-minded and a proper person to be detained in her own interest in an institution. The necessary continuation order will, therefore, be made by the Board of Control, authorising her detention for a further period of one year, at the end of which time her case will again be considered.