Mental Health Act 1983

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th January 2022.

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Photo of Peter Dowd Peter Dowd Labour, Bootle

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy to (a) bring forward legislative proposals to reform the Mental Health Act (1983) during the 2021-22 session of Parliament and (b) ensure that the needs of children and young people are the central objective of that reform.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Legislation to reform the Mental Health Act 1983 will be brought forward when parliamentary time allows. The reforms will ensure that people of all ages, including children and young people, are at the centre of decisions about their own care and everyone is treated equally.

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