Adult Autism Strategy

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 13th January 2015.

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Photo of Tom Clarke Tom Clarke Labour, Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill 11:30 am, 13th January 2015

The Minister will be aware that, under the Mental Health Act 1983, people with autism can be compulsorily detained for assessment and treatment although there is no evidence of mental illness. Will he join the National Autistic Society and others in endorsing the Justice for LB Bill campaign and seeking to end that wholly unacceptable practice?