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Mental Capacity Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:30 pm on 25th January 2005.

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Photo of The Earl of Onslow The Earl of Onslow Conservative 2:30 pm, 25th January 2005

I rise to ask a question based on curiosity—and probably a certain amount of ignorance. I believe that the Roman Catholic doctrine on death is rather different from that of the Anglican and other Churches. They tend on the whole to strive much more officiously to keep alive, in a way that possibly—I look heavily at the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Oxford to see if he can help me here—other Churches and religions would not. Would that influence be affected by the amendment? Should it be, or am I barking up a tree that is not even in the same forest?