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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 685: debated on Thursday 3 December 2020

Ministerial Corrections

Thursday 3 December 2020

Health and Social Care

Deaths in Mental Health Care

The following is an extract from the debate in Westminster Hall on deaths in mental health care on 30 November 2020.

Matthew Leahy took his own life while he was in the care of the NHS.

[Official Report, 30 November 2020, Vol. 685, c. 18WH.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for Patient Safety, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, the hon. Member for Mid Bedfordshire (Ms Dorries).

An error has been identified in my response to the debate.

The correct response should have been:

Matthew Leahy died by hanging while he was in the care of the NHS.

Deaths in Mental Health Care

The following is an extract from the debate in Westminster Hall on deaths in mental health care on 30 November 2020.

The point has been made that Melanie Leahy has campaigned on this for eight years and has done a wonderful job. I understand the reasons for trying to do this quickly, but it is too hasty for the Minister to move ahead and appoint a chair unless she is clear that the families, and particularly Melanie Leahy, are happy with that. The chair has to be seen to be independent. I am not sure that I am particularly happy with what the Minister is outlining.

We will go through the processes that we have been through within the Department of Health and Social Care. They are set in law and abided by during every inquiry; that has included all the past inquiries such as the Dixon inquiry, the Paterson inquiry and the Morecambe Bay inquiry. The same protocols and the same process will be adhered to.

[Official Report, 30 November 2020, Vol. 685, c. 20WH.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for Patient Safety, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, the hon. Member for Mid Bedfordshire (Ms Dorries).

An error has been identified in my response to the hon. Member for Worsley and Eccles South (Barbara Keeley)

The correct response should have been:

We will go through the processes that we have been through within the Department of Health and Social Care. They are set in precedent and abided by during every inquiry; that has included all the past inquiries such as the Dixon inquiry, the Paterson inquiry and the Morecambe Bay inquiry. The same protocols and the same process will be adhered to.