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Further Information

Update on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Last week the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill passed its final stage in the House of Lords. It will proceed to the House of Commons this week (Tuesday 18 December). During the final Lords debate, Peers considered an amendment aimed at safeguarding the welfare of the person in care and enabling family, friends and carers to raise concerns with the responsible body.

During the debate, the Minister, Lord O’Shaughnessy, thanked Peers and other interested stakeholders for working constructively to improve the Bill and said that it had improved protection for two million people. He also said the Government would introduce a range of other changes in the House of Commons.