New Clause 5 — Appointment of independent advocates (No. 2)
Orders of the Day — Mental Capacity Bill
Mr Paul Holmes (Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions), Work & Pensions; Chesterfield, Liberal Democrat)
I welcome the Minister's reassurances on that point, but would the service be extended only in instances of family conflict about the advice given to family members, or would it be extended to those who are represented by friends and family but would benefit from the expertise of trained advocacy staff?