§ Tim Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on the National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidance on recommended procedures for control and restraint of mental health patients. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
The anticipated publication date for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence's (NICE) clinical guideline on the short-term management of disturbed (violent) behaviour in in-patient psychiatric settings is November 2004. NICE provisionally plans to consult on the first draft of the488W guidance in April 2004. Full details of the provisional schedule for this guideline can be found on the NICE website at www.nice.org.uk.