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Mental Health Act (Post-legislative Scrutiny)

Volume 569: debated on Friday 25 October 2013

We have today laid before Parliament “Post-legislative Scrutiny of the Mental Health Act 2007: Response to the Health Committee of the House of Commons” (Cm 8735).

The response addresses the specific recommendations in the Committee’s report. These include (in the Mental Health Act 1983) the important issues of independent mental health advocate services, supervised community treatment, places of safety and (in the Mental Capacity Act 2005) the deprivation of liberty safeguards.

The Department will feed consideration of all the recommendations into future work programmes, including the revision of the “Code of Practice Mental Health Act 1983” in 2014.

I would like to put on record my thanks to the Committee for their thoughtful comments.