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Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 15 June 2018        

15

 

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill, continued

 
 

Robert Courts

 

119

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  1,  leave out subsection (4)

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the explanation of “other findings” in relation to the death of a

 

patient that the Secretary of State may review.

 

Philip Davies

 

73

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  2,  leave out “force” and insert “restraint”

 


 

Robert Courts

 

121

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  12,  page  7,  line  37,  leave out “going to” and insert “attending”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would make it clearer that the police officer is performing a function to assist staff

 

in a mental health unit.

 

Philip Davies

 

18

 

Clause  12,  page  7,  line  38,  leave out “must take” and insert “should consider

 

taking”

 

Philip Davies

 

19

 

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  2,  leave out “must wear it and” and insert “should wear it

 

and try to”

 

Robert Courts

 

122

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  4,  leave out “special”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would narrow the provision so as to not require a definition of circumstances to

 

meet the meaning of ‘special circumstances’.

 

Robert Courts

 

123

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  5,  at end insert “to make a continuous audio and video

 

recording”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment defines the function of the operation of the camera.

 

Philip Davies

 

20

 

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  6,  leave out subsections (4) and (5)


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 15 June 2018        

16

 

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill, continued

 
 

Robert Courts

 

124

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  12,  page  8,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“(f)    

a Police Community Support Officer called to assist at a Mental Health

 

Unit with a “police officer”.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would widen the definition of a police officer to include PSCOs, as they can use

 

reasonable force to arrest or detain a suspected offender.

 


 

Secretary Jeremy Hunt

 

7

 

Clause  13,  page  8,  line  32,  leave out “has the meaning given by section 2” and

 

insert “means a person appointed under section 2(1)”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This improves the drafting of the definition of “responsible person”.

 

Philip Davies

 

74

 

Clause  13,  page  8,  line  42,  leave out “force” and insert “restraint”

 

Philip Davies

 

75

 

Clause  13,  page  8,  line  43,  leave out “force” and insert “restraint”

 

Philip Davies

 

76

 

Clause  13,  page  8,  line  46,  leave out “force” and insert “restraint”

 


 

Robert Courts

 

125

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Page  9,  line  2,  leave out Clause 14

 


 

Robert Courts

 

126

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(3)    

Regulations under section 10(e) may not be made unless a draft of the instrument

 

has been laid before, and approved by resolution of, each House of Parliament.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would make regulations under section 10(e) (prescribing bodies) subject to the

 

affirmative parliamentary procedure.


 
 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage): 15 June 2018        

17

 

Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Jeremy Hunt

 

That Clause 15 be transferred to the end of line 15 on page 9.

 


 

Robert Courts

 

127

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  17,  page  9,  line  23,  leave out “or areas”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would remove the power to bring provisions of the Act into force at different times

 

for different areas.

 

Philip Davies

 

77

 

Clause  17,  page  9,  line  24,  leave out “Force” and insert “Restraint”

 


 

Philip Davies

 

78

 

Title,  line  2,  leave out “force” and insert “restraint”

 

Secretary Jeremy Hunt

 

8

 

Title,  line  2,  leave out “and similar institutions”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This removes from the long title a reference to “similar institutions” as these are not covered by

 

the Bill.

 


 
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