899. Removal of patients from England and Wales to Scotland.

If it appears to the appropriate national authority1, in the case of a patient2 who is for the time being liable to be detained3, that it is in the interests of the patient to remove him to Scotland, and that arrangements have been made for admitting him to hospital4 or, as the case may be, for receiving him into guardianship there, or, where he is not to be admitted to a hospital, for his detention in hospital to be authorised5, the Secretary of State may authorise his removal to Scotland and may give any necessary directions for his conveyance