Results 21–29 of 29 for assisted suicide speaker:Lord Alton of Liverpool

Mental Capacity Bill (24 Mar 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...amendments brought forward throughout the various stages of the Bill. I return now to the question of advance directives and whether or not they are covered by the scope of the Bill; and whether a suicidally-motivated advance directive should be given force in the Bill to bring about a person's death. Amendment No. 9 relates to the declaratory provision, which was Clause 58 but is now...

Mental Capacity Bill (17 Mar 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ..., Mr Jim Dobbin, earlier this month. The Archbishop wrote: "Professor Finnis and I believe that a further amendment is still needed to ensure that the Bill confers no authority on expressly suicidal advance decisions. We therefore strongly support efforts of Members of both Houses who are seeking to introduce an amendment to exclude decisions from being given validity or authority by a...

Mental Capacity Bill (27 Jan 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...about protection, a point to which I shall return later. It is important that we are clear about an issue raised by the noble Lord, Lord Carter, in our proceedings on Tuesday about Part II of the Suicide Act 1961, and how that would affect a doctor in the circumstances described earlier. We should also reflect on what the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Habgood, said to us on Tuesday....

Mental Capacity Bill (25 Jan 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...advance decisions". That remains an issue which is in contention in your Lordships' House and with representatives of many of the great faiths outside. The second of their concerns is the issue of suicidally motivated advance directives. The statement says: "We believe an amendment is needed to send a clear signal that the Bill does not give validity to expressly suicidal advance...

Mental Capacity Bill (10 Jan 2005)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...Capacity Bill, which has the laudable aim of seeking to transform the lives of mentally incapacitated individuals and their carers, were to become a vehicle for the introduction of euthanasia and assisted suicide. The noble Lord, Lord Clarke of Hampstead, drew attention to the excellent speech of his honourable friend Mr Brian Iddon, on 14 December. In another place he quoted official...

Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill [HL] (10 Mar 2004)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...as it did at 11 a.m. and not finishing until just before 7 p.m. It was a memorable debate with many distinguished contributions. By a small margin, a majority of Peers spoke against the Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill, as it was then known, proposed by the noble Lord, Lord Joffe. Although there are some modifications in the Bill before your Lordships' House tonight, the objections that I and...

Patient (Assisted Dying) Bill [HL] (6 Jun 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: .... The British Medical Association says that the Bill should be resisted. It states that, "there is consensus within the BMA that the law should not be changed to permit euthanasia or physician assisted suicide in the UK". As we have heard, the BMA has been joined by the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in opposing my...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide (3 Jun 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Andrews on 12 May (WA 13), whether they will support any proposal to legalise assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia.

Patients' Protection Bill [HL] (12 Mar 2003)

Lord Alton of Liverpool: ...the pro-euthanasia lobby sees acceptance of the withdrawal or withholding of sustenance from patients who are not dying as the first major hurdle to overcome on the road towards the legalisation of assisted suicide and positive euthanasia. The noble Lord, Lord Joffe, has already placed before your Lordships' House a Bill to achieve that purpose. After all, they argue, if it is legitimate...


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