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Mental Capacity Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:30 pm on 1st February 2005.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench 4:30 pm, 1st February 2005

I do not want to detain the Committee unduly, but the Minister has just said that if your Lordships agree to the amendments people would have treatments inflicted upon them that they did not want. Yet Amendment No. 98 categorically says,

"save where that provision would harm the person or otherwise be unduly burdensome to him".