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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th December 1957.

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Photo of Dr Donald Johnson Dr Donald Johnson , Carlisle 12:00 am, 16th December 1957

I thank my right hon. Friend for his letter. Is he aware that this letter, which forecasts the reasonably early release of this girl, after twenty years' detention as a mental defective, is extremely welcome? Does he agree that if this young lady's case had had the sympathy and understanding twenty years ago that it has had in recent months hers would have been a very different story? Will he bear individual cases such as this in mind in framing fresh legislation, which we expect in the near future?