Clause 20 - Restrictions on deputies
Mental Capacity Bill
Mr Tim Boswell (Shadow Minister, Home Affairs; Daventry, Conservative)
The Minister has sought to answer my question. We have exposed our potential concern. We have received some useful clarification, bearing in mind the fact that such matters are driven by the courts, and that if someone is acting of behalf of another person, they should not have a power beyond that of the person concerned. The principle is sound. It has been worth rehearsing it, and we might need to reflect further on what has been said to see whether we can pick up on anything later. For the meantime, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.
Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.