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  • Act applied by 1996 c. 46 Sch. 2 para. 1(replacing1955 c 18 s 116) (Act applied (prosp.) by 1955 c. 18, s. 116C(6) (as substituted (prosp.) by 1996 c. 46, ss. 8, 36(2), Sch. 2 para. 1 which said amending provision was repealed (31.3.2005) by Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 (c. 28), ss. 58(2), 60, Sch. 11; S.I. 2005/579, art. 3(h)(i)(ix)))
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3In section 10(3) of the M1Colonial Prisoners Removal Act 1884 for the words “section seventy-one of the Mental Health Act 1959”, “section seventy-two” and “section seventy-four” there shall be substituted respectively the words “ section 46 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”, “ section 47 ”and “ section 49 ”.E+W

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8In sections 4(1) and 11(3)(b) of the M2Polish Resettlement Act 1947 for the words “the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ the Mental Health Act 1983 ”.E+W

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10In section 116(7) of the M3Army Act 1955 for the words “section 71 of the Mental Health Act 1959” and “within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted respectively the words “ section 46 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”and “ within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”.E+W

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11In section 116(7) of the M4Air Force Act 1955 for the words “section 71 of the Mental Health Act 1959” and “within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted respectively the words “ section 46 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ” and “ within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”.E+W

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13In section 71(6) of the M5Naval Discipline Act 1957 for the words “section 71 of the Mental Health Act 1959” and “within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted respectively the words “ section 46 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ” and “ within the meaning of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”.E+W

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17In section 5 of the M6Administration of Justice Act 1960—E+W

(a)in subsection (4) for the words “Part V of the Mental Health Act 1959” and the words “the said Part V” there shall be substituted respectively the words “ Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983 (other than under section 35, 36 or 38) ” and “ the said Part III ”; and

(b)in subsection (4A) for the words “section 31 of the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982”, “Part V of the said Act of 1959” and “the said section 31” there shall be substituted respectively “ section 38 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”, “ Part III of the said Act of 1983 ” and “ the said section 38 ”.

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18In the M7Criminal Procedure (Insanity) Act 1964—E+W

(a)in section 8(2) for the words “the Mental Health Act 1959”, “Part V” and “sections 139 to 141” there shall be substituted respectively the words “ the Mental Health Act 1983 ”, “ Part III ” and “ sections 137 to 139 ”;

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F13Sch. 4 para. 19 repealed (22.7.2004) by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004 (c. 14), s. 1(1), {Sch. 1 Pt. 17 Group 8}

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21In the M8Criminal Justice Act 1967—E+W

(a)in section 72(1)(b) for the words “section 40 or 140 of the Mental Health Act 1959 or section 31(8) of the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982” there shall be substituted the words “ section 18, 38(7) or 138 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”;

(b)in section 72(3) for the words “Section 139 of the Mental Health Act 1959” and “the said Act of 1959” there shall be substituted respectively the words “ Section 137 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ” and “ the said Act of 1983 ”;

(c)in section 72(4) for the words “Part V of the Mental Health Act 1959”, “section 31 of the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982” and “Part V of the said Act of 1959” there shall be substituted respectively the words “ Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”, “ section 38 of the said Act of 1983 ” and “ Part III of the said Act of 1983 ”.

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23In the M9Criminal Appeal Act 1968—E+W

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(b)in section 8(3) after the words “Part V of the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be inserted the words “ or under Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983 (other than under section 35, 36 or 38 of that Act) ”;

(c)in section 8(3A)—

(i)for the words “section 30 of the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982” there shall be substituted the words “ section 36 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”;

(ii)for the words “section 31 of that Act” there shall be substituted the words “ section 38 of that Act ”; and

(iii)for the words “Part V of the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ Part III of that Act ”;

(d)in section 11—

(i)in subsection (5) for the words “the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982” there shall be substituted the words “ the Mental Health Act 1983 ”; and

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(g)in section 37(4) for the words “Part V of the Mental Health Act 1959” and “the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted respectively the words “ Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983 (otherwise than under section 35, 36 or 38 of that Act) ” and “ the Mental Health Act 1983 ”;

(h)in section 37(4A) for the words “section 30 of the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982”, “section 31” and “Part V of the said Act of 1959” wherever they occur there shall be substituted respectively the words “ section 36 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”, “ section 38 ” and “ Part III of the said Act of 1983 ”;

(i)in section 50(1), for the words from “Part V” to “1982” there shall be substituted the words “ Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983, with or without a restriction order, and an interim hospital order under that Part ”;

(j)in section 51(2) for the words “section 147(1) of the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ section 145(1) of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”;

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(n)in Schedule 3—

(i)in the heading to the Schedule for the words “PART V OF MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ PART III OF MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1983 ”; and

(ii)for paragraph 2 there shall be substituted—

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2Where an order is made by the Court of Appeal under section 16(3) of this Act for a person’s continued detention under the Mental Health Act 1983, Part III of that Act (patients concerned in criminal proceedings or under sentence) shall apply to him as if he had been ordered under the said section 16(3) to be kept in custody pending trial and were detained in pursuance of a transfer direction together with a restriction direction.

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24In the M10Courts-Martial (Appeals) Act 1968—E+W

(a)in sections 20(4) and 43(4) for the words “Part V of the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”;

(b)in section 23, in subsection (1) for the words “section 71 of the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ section 46 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ” and in subsection (2) for the words “the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ the Mental Health Act 1983 ”;

(c)in section 25(4) for the words “the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ the Mental Health Act 1983 ”.

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26In the M11Children and Young Persons Act 1969— F19E+W

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(d)in section 12(4) for the words “section 28 of the Mental Health Act 1959”, “Part V” and “the said Act of 1959” there shall be substituted respectively the words “ section 12 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”, “ Part III ” and “ the said Act of 1983 ”;

(e)in paragraph 7(7) of Schedule 4 for the words from the beginning to “1959” there shall be substituted the words “ A restriction direction which was given under section 49 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”.

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27In Schedule 1 to the M12Local Authorities Social Services Act 1970—E+W

(a)in the entry relating to the Mental Health Act 1959, in the first column for the words “Parts II to VI and IX” there shall be substituted the words “ sections 8 and 9 ” and for the entry in the second column there shall be substituted the words “ Welfare and accommodation of mentally disordered persons. ”;

(b)there shall be inserted at the end—

Mental Health Act 1983 (c. 20)
Parts II, III and VIWelfare of the mentally disordered; guardianship of persons suffering from mental disorder including such persons removed to England and Wales from Scotland or Northern Ireland; exercise of functions of nearest relative of person so suffering.
Sections 66, 67, 69(1)Exercise of functions of nearest relative in relation to applications and references to Mental Health Review Tribunals.
Section 114Appointment of approved social workers.
Section 115Entry and inspection.
Section 116Welfare of certain hospital patients.
Section 117After-care of detained patients.
Section 130Prosecutions.;

(c)the entry relating to the M13Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982 shall cease to have effect.

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28In section 57(1) of the M14Courts Act 1971 for the words “Part V of the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”.E+W

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F21Sch. 4 para. 30 repealed (22.7.2004) by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004 (c. 14), s. 1(1), {Sch. 1 Pt. 17 Group 8}

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F22Sch. 4 para. 31 repealed by Parliamentary and other Pensions Act 1987 (c. 45, SIF 89), s. 6, Sch. 4

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F24Sch. 4 para. 33 repealed (22.7.2004) by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004 (c. 14), s. 1(1), {Sch. 1 Pt. 17 Group 8}

34In section 12(d) of the M15Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 for the words “the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ the Mental Health Act 1983 ”.E+W

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F26Sch. 4 para. 36 repealed (22.7.2004) by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004 (c. 14), s. 1(1), {Sch. 1 Pt. 17 Group 8}

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40. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F30E+W

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41In the M16Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1975—E+W

(a)in sections 13(1)(b) and 322(1)(b) for the words “section 40 or 140 of the Mental Health Act 1959, section 31(8) of the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982” there shall be substituted the words “ section 18, 38(7) or 138 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”;

(b)in sections 13(3) and 322(3) for the words “Section 139 of the Mental Health Act 1959” and “the said Act of 1959” there shall be substituted respectively “ Section 137 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ” and “ the said Act of 1983 ”;

(c)in sections 13(4) and 322(4) for the words “Part V of the Mental Health Act 1959”, “section 31 of the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982” and “Part V of the said Act of 1959” there shall be substituted respectively the words “ Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”, “ section 38 of the said Act of 1983 ” and “ Part III of the said Act of 1983 ”.

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42In Part II of Schedule 1 to the M17House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 in the entry relating to Mental Health Review Tribunals for the words “constituted under the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ constituted or having effect as if constituted under the Mental Health Act 1983 ”.E+W

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46In section 3(6B) of the M18Bail Act 1976 for the words “section 28 of the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ section 12 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”.E+W

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48In section 16A(1)(b)(ii) of the M19National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 for the words “section 10 of the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ section 116 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”.E+W

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F35Sch. 4 para. 49 repealed (6.3.1992 with effect as mentioned in s. 289(1)(2) of the repealing Act) by Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992 (c. 12), ss. 289, 290, Sch.12 (with s. 201(3), Sch. 11 paras. 20, 22, 26(2), 27)

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F38Sch. 4 para. 52 repealed (22.7.2004) by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004 (c. 14), s. 1(1), {Sch. 1 Pt. 17 Group 8}

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F39Sch. 4 para. 53 repealed (22.7.2004) by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004 (c. 14), s. 1(1), {Sch. 1 Pt. 17 Group 8}

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F40Sch. 4 para. 54 repealed (22.7.2004) by Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2004 (c. 14), s. 1(1), {Sch. 1 Pt. 17 Group 8}

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F42Sch. 4 para. 56 repealed (1.10.2007) by Mental Capacity Act 2005 (c. 9), ss. 67(2), 68(1)-(3), Sch. 7 (with ss. 27, 28, 29, 62); S.I. 2007.1897, {art. 2}

57In the M20Contempt of Court Act 1981—E+W

(a)in section 14(4) for the words “section 60 of the Mental Health Act 1959” and “section 31 of the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982” there shall be substituted respectively the words “ section 37 of the Mental Health Act 1983 ” and “ section 38 of that Act ”; and

(b)in section 14(4A) for the words “section 29 of the said Act of 1982” there shall be substituted the words “ section 35 of the said Act of 1983 ”.

(c)in paragraph 10(b) of Schedule 1 for the words “paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section 76 of the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ section 51(5) of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”.

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58In the M21[F43Senior Courts] Act 1981—E+W

(a)in section 48(6)(a) for the words “Part V of the Mental Health Act 1959” and “the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982” there shall be substituted respectively the words “ Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983 ”; and “ that Act ”;

(b)in section 48(7) for the words “the said Act of 1982” there shall be substituted the words “ the said Act of 1983 ”; and

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59In section 13(9) of the M22Armed Forces Act 1981 or the words “the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ the Mental Health Act 1983 ”.E+W

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60In paragraph 9 of Schedule 1 to the M23British Nationality Act 1981—E+W

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for the words “Part V of the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983” ”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (2)(b) for the words “Part V of the Mental Health Act 1959” there shall be substituted the words “ Part III of the Mental Health Act 1983” . ”

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61In the M24Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982—E+W

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(b)in section 70(3) for the words “Section 154(2) of the principal Act” there shall be substituted the words “ Section 149(4) of the Mental Health Act 1983” ”.

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