Detention without trial - Using Emergency Procedures under Mental Health Act

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LS Palmer (Account suspended)

Dear Health and Social Care Information Centre,

A. Since 01 Jan 2000 please please provide a year by year breakdown of how many people were detained under:

1. Under S24 of the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1984
2. Under s4 of the Mental Health Act 1983

For each Health Authority Catchment area.

Yours faithfully,

LS Palmer

Enquiries, CRM,

Re: Enquiry Ref: NIC-108703-V160M

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Re: Enquiry Ref: NIC-108703-V160M

Dear LS Palmer,

Please find attached the response to your Freedom of Information request
from our Information Governance Team.

Kind Regards,

Contact Centre Team
The NHS Information Centre
1 Trevelyan Square
Boar Lane
Leeds
LS1 6AE

Tel: 0845 300 6016

E-mail: [1][NHS Information Centre request email]
[2]http://www.ic.nhs.uk

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