Health (Mental Services) Act, 1981

Saver for specified enactments.

50.—(1) Nothing in this Act shall affect any power exercisable immediately before the commencement of this section under any enactment specified in subsection (2) and no power, restriction or prohibition contained in this Act shall apply in relation to a person detained under any such specified enactment.

(2) The specified enactments are—

(a) sections 17 and 18 of the Lunacy (Ireland) Act, 1821 ;

(b) sections 2 and 3 of the Criminal Lunatics (Ireland) Act, 1838;

(c) section 12 of the Central Criminal Lunatic Asylum (Ireland) Act, 1845 ;

(d) sections 12 and 13 of the Lunatic Asylums (Ireland) Act, 1875 ;

(e) section 91 of the Army Act, 1881;

(f) section 2 of the Trial of Lunatics Act, 1883;

(g) section 17 of the Criminal Justice Administration Act, 1914 ;

(h) sections 202 and 203 of the Defence Act, 1954 .