Message from the Commons
A message was brought from the Commons that they concur with the Lords message of 5 July that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the draft Mental Health Bill (CP 699) presented to both Houses on 27 June, and that they have ordered: that a Select Committee of six Members be appointed to join with a Committee appointed by the Lords to consider the draft Mental Health Bill. That the Committee should report by 16 December 2022. That the Committee shall have power: (i) to send for persons, papers and records; (ii) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House; (iii) to report from time to time; (iv) to appoint specialist advisers; and (v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom. That the quorum of the committee shall be two; and that Rosena Allin-Khan, Marsha De Cordova, Jonathan Gullis, Dan Poulter, Ben Spencer and Sir Charles Walker be members of the Committee.
House adjourned at 10.03 pm.