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Mental Health Bill

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 15 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will publish a summary of the responses his Department has received on the consultation for the draft Mental Health Bill; and if he will make a statement on the progress made in redrafting the draft Mental Health Bill. [113962]

We received almost 2,000 responses to the consultation. Work on the Mental Health Bill continues carefully and a Bill will be introduced as soon as parliamentary time allows. The results of the consultation will be made public before the introduction of the Bill.