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Legislation and Mental Health in Northern Ireland

  • T. W. H. Weir (a1)


Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen: as my contribution to this morning's topic, “Legislation and Mental Health,” I had hoped to be able to give you the outlines of the proposals contained in a new Mental Health Bill under way in Northern Ireland. Time has not been on my side, as it just happens the Bill is being presented to-day for its first reading in the Northern Ireland Parliament, and as only after that will it be available for publication, I am not able to make use of it as the basis of my paper this morning.



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This Bill became law as the Mental Health Act (Northern Ireland) on August 10, 1948, and came into full operation on January 1, 1949.

A paper read at the May, 1948, meeting of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association held in Dublin.


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Legislation and Mental Health in Northern Ireland

  • T. W. H. Weir (a1)
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