Person NameDundee Board of Control; 1914-1930
ActivityDundee District Lunacy Board was set up in 1858 under the terms of the Lunacy (Scotland) Act 1857 (20 & 21 Vict., c 71). The District Lunacy Board contained representatives of the commissioners of supply and magistrates of burghs within the district. It was supervised by the General Board of Commissioners [of] in Lunacy for Scotland which had been set up by the Act. The district lunacy boards were established to erect asylums for the reception and care of pauper lunatics. Dundee District Lunacy Board was replaced with the Dundee District Board of Control in 1914 under the [terms of the] Mental Deficiency and Lunacy (Scotland) Act 1913 (3 & 4 Geo. V c 38). The General Board of Commissioners was replaced by the General Board of Control for Scotland. District boards of control were abolished in 1930 under the terms of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1929 (19 & 20 Geo. V, c 25). Responsibility for the provision of mental health services at a local level was transferred to the County Councils and the four Counties of Cities. With the establishment of the National Health Service in 1948 responsibility for the provision of services was transferred to the National Health Service. The Mental Health (Scotland) Act 1960 (8 & 9 Eliz II c 61) set up a Mental Welfare Commission as an independent body and repealed the 1857 and 1913 acts. The Mental Welfare Commission was appointed by the Crown and continues to exercise protective functions concerning patient care amongst other functions.
Corporate NameDundee Board of Control
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