Board of Control Order.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 13th May 1941.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Kennedy Mr Thomas Kennedy , Kirkcaldy District of Burghs

asked the Lord Advocate whether the General Board of Control for Scotland are in possession of the documents necessary to validate the detention of T. S. Taylor in Morningside Asylum, Edinburgh?

Mr. Johnston:

Mr. Taylor was placed in the Fife District Mental Hospital upon an order granted by the sheriff, and his transfer to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital for Mental Disorders was carried out with the sanction of the General Board of Control granted in accordance with their Statutory powers. The original Order, which is still in force, is kept at the Fife District Asylum to which Mr. Taylor was first committed, and a copy of it is in the possession of the General Board of Control.

Photo of Mr Neil Maclean Mr Neil Maclean , Glasgow Govan

May I ask whether, in the removal of this patient from one place to the other, one of the two certifying doctors was a private doctor or the family doctor of the individual?

Mr. Johnston:

I cannot answer that without inquiry, but I will endeavour to find out.