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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:36 am on 16th May 2019.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West 11:36 am, 16th May 2019

Will my right hon. Friend find time for a debate on revisiting the Mental Health Act 1983 so that in new legislation we have as an absolute priority supporting young people and children? It is truly shocking that one in 10 young people and children has a mental health issue that lasts throughout their lives, and we must treat them in a better way than we do at present.