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Mental Capacity Bill (25 Jan 2005)

Baroness Chapman: I think that the noble Lord, Lord Carter, was reading from my notes over my shoulder, because he said just about everything that I was going to say. Indeed the Minister and I had a discussion this morning about advance decisions and I too think that this will be a formal recording of positive decisions requesting treatment. I hope that we will find a way to deal with that.

Mental Capacity Bill (25 Jan 2005)

Baroness Chapman: I have tabled Amendment No. 22, because I feel that many people with physical or mental impairments or with a condition causing diminishing mental capacity are made to feel that other people know best what their needs are. They may be medical professionals, social workers or members of their own family. Someone judged as having little or no mental capacity is much more vulnerable to agreeing...

Mental Capacity Bill (25 Jan 2005)

Baroness Chapman: This group of amendments is designed to protect people who are unable to or have difficulty in communicating verbally, whether they lack mental capacity or not. Every effort must be made to ensure that they have the opportunity to "speak" by their usual means. That may not mean speaking with their voice; it may be a speaking computer linked to a wheelchair—that is, if a person is not in his...

Mental Capacity Bill (10 Jan 2005)

Baroness Chapman: My Lords, as one of the latest recruits to this House, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for the help and support of your Lordships and the staff of this House. In every other new environment that I have entered, either as a volunteer or an employee, once there I had to work on being accepted. It was a little confusing, but a true revelation, to discover that membership and...

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