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Mental Capacity Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:00 pm on 1st February 2005.

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Photo of Baroness Masham of Ilton Baroness Masham of Ilton Crossbench 6:00 pm, 1st February 2005

Will the noble Lord, Lord Turnberg, give the Committee a few examples of the sort of research that would be conducted on people with learning difficulties that could not be carried out on other people? I know that a lot of research is performed on the brains of dead people. I have seen an Alzheimer's brain, which is quite different from a normal brain. But research on dead people is quite different from research on the living.