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Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill (6 Jul 2018)

Steve Reed: I would like to make a few concluding remarks. I have already spoken on the Bill, so I am grateful for this opportunity but do not intend to speak at length. Perhaps I could start by acknowledging the presence in the Chamber of Seni’s parents, Aji and Conrad Lewis—we are delighted and proud to have them here—and also Marcia Rigg, who lost her brother Sean in very similar...

PRAYERS - [Mr Speaker in the Chair] (6 Jul 2018)

Steve Reed: I beg to move, That the House sit in private. Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 163), and negatived.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Voluntary Work: Disability (4 Jul 2018)

Steve Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of people with disabilities volunteer.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Voluntary Work: Disability (4 Jul 2018)

Steve Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to increase the proportion of people with disabilities who volunteer.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Voluntary Work: Disability (4 Jul 2018)

Steve Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of the barriers to volunteering that people with disabilities face.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Voluntary Work: Disability (4 Jul 2018)

Steve Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will use funds recovered from dormant assets to reintroduce the Access to Volunteering fund.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployed People: Voluntary Work (3 Jul 2018)

Steve Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2018 to Question 157171 on Unemployed People: Voluntary Work, what steps she is taking to ensure that Jobcentre Plus staff apply that definition of volunteering.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Voluntary Organisations (2 Jul 2018)

Steve Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to renew the Compact between the Government and the voluntary sector.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Services (Social Value) Act 2013 (2 Jul 2018)

Steve Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the speech made by the Minister for the Cabinet Office of 25 June 2018 to Reform, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to extend the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2013 to ensure that procurements evaluate social value; and whether he plans to consult charities and social enterprises...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Unemployed People: Voluntary Work (28 Jun 2018)

Steve Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what definition Jobcentre Plus uses for volunteering when it encourages jobseekers to take up volunteering roles.

Written Answers — Home Office: Immigration: Biometrics (26 Jun 2018)

Steve Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time is for issuing biometric residence permits in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill: Interpretation (15 Jun 2018)

Steve Reed: I beg to move, That the Bill be now read the Third time. Given that we have only nine minutes, I shall be extremely brief. I grateful to Members from all parties for their support for the Bill’s intentions and ambitions. Having spoken to many advocacy and professional groups outside the House, I know that the Bill in its current state will, if passed, give the United Kingdom some of the...

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill: Independent investigation of deaths (15 Jun 2018)

Steve Reed: I am grateful to right hon. and hon. Members across the Chamber for the constructive way in which they have engaged with this debate, and for the kind comments thrown my way. It is important to say, however, that this Bill is the work of many people who have contributed to its development and to getting it to its current stage. I hope that this debate is a further contribution to...

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill: Independent investigation of deaths (15 Jun 2018)

Steve Reed: I look forward to hearing the Minister address that point because I believe that she has proposals on how we take this forward. May I just take this opportunity to welcome to the Chamber Seni Lewis’s parents, Aji and Conrad Lewis? Following the tragic death of their son in 2010, they had to fight for seven years, because of a botched internal investigation, to secure an inquest to find...

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill: Independent investigation of deaths (15 Jun 2018)

Steve Reed: Although I agree with the hon. Gentleman that I would like to see changes, I am perfectly happy to accept the Minister’s assurances about dealing with them through guidance.

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill: Independent investigation of deaths (15 Jun 2018)

Steve Reed: If the hon. Gentleman were generous enough to draw his remarks to a close within a reasonably short period of time, the Minister would be able to put on record how the Government intend to deal with some of the issues that he quite rightly and legitimately raises. My belief is that there are other ways of dealing with them that would allow the Bill to proceed today.

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill: Independent investigation of deaths (15 Jun 2018)

Steve Reed: I am sorry to intervene on the hon. Gentleman—I know that he is trying to be as brief and succinct as he can possibly be. [Laughter.] I take his point about medical records. I—like him, I suspect—believe strongly in patient empowerment, and I think that there is a case for the inclusion of records of restraint in patients’ medical notes. However, I am loth to support...

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill: Independent investigation of deaths (15 Jun 2018)

Steve Reed: Surely the point about an unconscious bias is that it is unconscious. If we do not collect the data and evidence to show what is happening to a particular group, it will continue to happen because no one has interrogated the data to understand what the problem is. For instance, women are more likely to be restrained than men in mental health services. More women are restrained than men, even...

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill: Independent investigation of deaths (15 Jun 2018)

Steve Reed: But nobody, in this Bill or elsewhere, is advocating proportionality in the way in which restraint is used. We are merely trying to ensure that the factors that may underpin unconscious bias are understood and articulated.


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