Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords]

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:29 pm on 18th December 2018.

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Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield Conservative, Lewes 5:29 pm, 18th December 2018

I say this in a spirit of co-operation on such an important issue. The Labour party amendment is to decline to give the Bill a Second Reading. Instead of trying to change the Bill and bring in some of the Law Commission’s recommendations, why, with nearly 200,000 people waiting to have a DoLS assessment, have the Opposition proposed an amendment to reject the Bill out of hand?