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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 10:36 am on 16th June 1999.

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Photo of Donald Dewar Donald Dewar Labour 10:36 am, 16th June 1999

I should clarify the situation, in case I misled unintentionally. We intend to include in the bill the general authority to treat an incapacitated patient if the treatment is in the interest of the patient, because the law is unclear on that matter. We will also address the case for therapeutic research that deals with the disease the patient is suffering from. We agree that the other matters to which Mr McLetchie refers should not be in the bill at this stage.