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Mental Capacity Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:00 pm on 1st February 2005.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench 4:00 pm, 1st February 2005

Before the noble Lord sits down, the whole Chamber will have been very moved by what the noble Lord has just said. I think that he will understand and agree that no Members of the Committee have been arguing for any kind of burdensome treatment. Indeed, I think that we all would have acted in the humane way in which the noble Lord has acted.

Has the noble Lord, Lord Winston, had a chance to reflect on what the Joint Committee on Human Rights has said about the inadequacy of the Bill, post-Burke, and whether we should therefore be incorporating something along the lines of these amendments in the Bill to do precisely what he has just been arguing?