Mental Health and Incapacity Legislation (Review)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 19th March 2019.

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Photo of Alex Cole-Hamilton Alex Cole-Hamilton Liberal Democrat

I thank the minister for early sight of her statement and for the moves to improve supported decision making, although that will not necessarily improve our ability to hear the voices of people whom the legislation affects.

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has raised several concerns about the overuse of curators in mental health tribunals.

Will the minister confirm that she will ask the review to look at that area, so that we improve the ability of people who come before the tribunals—