Former Crossbench Peer
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My Lords, the Government are right in their response to insist that the Mental Capacity Act is innovative, in that at the heart of the Act lies the so-called empowerment ethic. This is entailed in principle (3) of the Act, which states: “A person is not to be treated as unable to make a decision unless all practicable steps to help him to do so have been taken without success”. This...
I entirely agree with my noble friend.
I rise simply to underline everything that the noble Lord, Lord Winston, has just said. It seems to me a disgraceful possibility that individual private clinics might be allowed to exploit these vulnerable people. The words that the noble Lord quoted show that this could happen automatically. It is not just that people may be allowed: the suggestion is that they will be allowed, unless some...
Former Crossbench Peer
Entered the House of Lords in 1985
Left the House of Lords on 1 June 2015 — retired
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