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Section 54 — Measures that may be authorised

Part of Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 – in the Scottish Parliament at 12:30 pm on 19th March 2003.

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Photo of Mary Scanlon Mary Scanlon Conservative 12:30 pm, 19th March 2003

Not at the moment.

This is about treating the users of mental health services with some respect. Many of the people who will be liable to receive compulsory intervention are those who have been in and out of mental health services over many years and have built up an enormous amount of expertise. Amendment 114 asks that their wishes be treated with the respect that is due them because of their experience of the service.

I will take the minister's intervention now.