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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 22 January 2019

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [Lords]


 

[First to Sixth Sittings]


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.

 

 


 

First and Second Sittings

 

Caroline Dineage

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 15

 

January) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 15 January;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 17 January;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 22 January;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 24 January;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clause 1; Schedule 1;

 

Clauses 2 to 4; Schedule 2; Clause 5; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining

 

proceedings on the Bill;


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2019        

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Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

(3)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 24 January.

 


 

Caroline Dineage

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Clause 1 Agreed to.

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

Agreed to  2

 

Schedule  1,  page  5,  line  19,  leave out “if a person objects to arrangements” and

 

insert “in certain cases”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  19

 

Schedule  1,  page  8,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“(aa)    

if the arrangements are for the cared-for person to be accommodated

 

in an independent hospital for the purpose of assessment or treatment

 

for mental disorder, and that care is commissioned by a clinical

 

commissioning group or Local Health Board, it is the clinical

 

commissioning group or Local Health Board, that is the responsible

 

body;”

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

Agreed to  3

 

Schedule  1,  page  8,  line  19,  leave out from “mainly” to “that” in line 21 and insert

 

“through—

 

(i)    

the provision of NHS continuing healthcare under

 

arrangements made by a clinical commissioning group, or

 

(ii)    

in Wales, the provision of an equivalent to NHS continuing

 

healthcare under arrangements made by a Local Health

 

Board,”

 

Steve McCabe

 

Withdrawn after debate  47

 

Schedule  1,  page  11,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

the arrangements are in the cared for person’s best interest,

 

(e)    

less restrictive options have been considered,

 

(f)    

appropriate weight has been given to the cared for person’s feelings

 

and wishes as best as these can be determined.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2019        

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Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Caroline Dinenage

 

Agreed to on division  4

 

Schedule  1,  page  11,  line  19,  leave out from beginning to end of line 7 on page 12

 

and insert—

 

“13(1)  

As soon as practicable after authorising arrangements, the responsible body

 

must ensure that a copy of the authorisation record is given to—

 

(a)    

the cared-for person,

 

(b)    

any independent mental capacity advocate appointed under paragraph

 

39 to represent and support the cared-for person,

 

(c)    

any person within paragraph 39(5) in respect of the cared-for person

 

(the “appropriate person”), and

 

(d)    

any independent mental capacity advocate appointed under paragraph

 

40 to support the appropriate person.

 

      (2)  

As soon as practicable after authorising arrangements, the responsible body

 

must take such steps as are practicable to ensure that the cared-for person and

 

any other person listed in sub-paragraph (1) understands—

 

(a)    

the effect of the authorisation,

 

(b)    

the right to make an application to the court to exercise its jurisdiction

 

under section 21ZA,

 

(c)    

the programme of regular reviews specified by the responsible body in

 

accordance with paragraph 35(2),

 

(d)    

the right to request a review under paragraph 35(3)(b),

 

(e)    

the circumstances in which a referral will be made to an Approved

 

Mental Capacity Professional under paragraph 35(4),

 

(f)    

the circumstances in which an independent mental capacity advocate

 

should be appointed under paragraph 39, and

 

(g)    

the effect of there being an appropriate person in relation to the cared-

 

for person.”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  20

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  12,  leave out paragraph 14(b)

 


 

Third and Fourth Sittings

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  30

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  29,  at end insert new sub-paragraph—

 

“(da)    

in the case of a cared-for person aged 16 or 17 (unless that person is

 

subject to a care order under section 31 of the Children Act 1989 or an

 

interim care order under section 38 of that Act) the responsible body

 

is satisfied that no person with parental responsibility objects to the

 

arrangements,”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2019        

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Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Steve McCabe

 

Withdrawn after debate  51

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“(h)    

the cared for person has access to an Approved Mental Capacity

 

Professional”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Not called  21

 

Schedule  1,  page  12,  line  41,  leave out paragraph 16 and 17

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  32

 

Schedule  1,  page  13,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

“(aa)    

a determination made on an assessment in respect of the cared-for

 

person as to whether the person’s capacity is likely to fluctuate, and”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  31

 

Schedule  1,  page  13,  leave out lines 47 and 48 and insert—

 

“(b)    

a determination made on an assessment by a registered medical

 

practitioner in respect of the cared-for person that the person has a

 

mental disorder.”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  33

 

Schedule  1,  page  14,  line  2,  after “appropriate” insert “skills,”

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

Agreed to  5

 

Schedule  1,  page  14,  line  6,  leave out “prescribed connection” and insert

 

“connection, of a kind prescribed by regulations,”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Not called  22

 

Schedule  1,  page  14,  line  27,  leave out from “means” to end of subparagraph (8)(b)

 

and insert “the responsible body”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2019        

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Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Not called  23

 

Schedule  1,  page  14,  line  41,  leave out sub-paragraphs (3)(a) and (3)(b) and insert

 

“to the responsible body”

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

Agreed to  6

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  4,  leave out “prescribed connection” and insert

 

“connection, of a kind prescribed by regulations,”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Not called  24

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  14,  leave out from “out” to end of sub-paragraph (1)(b)

 

and insert “by the responsible body”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  34

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

  “(3A)  

Where the person consulted under sub-paragraph (2) has parental

 

responsibility for the cared-for person, the consultation shall seek to ascertain

 

that person’s wishes and feelings in relation to the arrangements.”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Not called  25

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  39,  leave out “or 16(d)”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  35

 

Schedule  1,  page  15,  line  41,  after “is” insert “employed by an organisation”

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

Agreed to  7

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  1,  leave out “prescribed connection” and insert

 

“connection, of a kind prescribed by regulations,”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2019        

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Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  36

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  2,  at end insert “or independent hospital.”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  38

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  4,  after “if” insert “the cared-for person is aged 16 or 17

 

and in other cases if”

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

Agreed to  8

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  8,  leave out “or”

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

Agreed to  9

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

the arrangements provide for the cared-for person to receive care or

 

treatment mainly in an independent hospital, or

 

(d)    

the case is referred by the responsible body to an Approved Mental

 

Capacity Professional and that person accepts the referral.”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  37

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

the arrangements include the use of physical restraint, or

 

(d)    

the arrangements include the use of sedating medication, or

 

(e)    

a person interested in the cared-for person’s welfare has objected to

 

the arrangements, or

 

(f)    

the cared-for person owns or has the right to occupy a different

 

property to the property in respect of which the arrangements apply, or

 

(g)    

the cared-for person is receiving covert medication, or

 

(h)    

the cared-for person is restricted from having contact with named

 

persons, or

 

(i)    

the cared-for person is being detained in a mental health establishment

 

for the purposes of treatment of a mental disorder, or

 

(j)    

there is a less restrictive option for the cared-for person’s care or

 

residence available, or

 

(k)    

the cared-for person, or a person interested in the cared-for person’s

 

welfare, requests the review be by an Approved Mental Capacity

 

Professional.”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2019        

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Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  39

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

the arrangements provide for the cared-for person to receive care or

 

treatment, and it is reasonable to believe that the cared-for person does

 

not wish to receive the specific kinds of care or treatment which the

 

arrangements provide for, or

 

(d)    

it is reasonable to believe that the cared-for person does not wish to

 

receive care or treatment overall.”

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

Agreed to  10

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  31,  leave out “(whether or not paragraph 21(2) applies)”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  42

 

Schedule  1,  page  16,  line  38,  leave out “if it appears to the Approved Mental

 

Capacity Professional to be appropriate and practicable to do so”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  40

 

Schedule  1,  page  17,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“23A      

If the Approved Mental Capacity Professional determines that—

 

(a)    

the authorisation conditions are not met, or

 

(b)    

that the authorisation conditions are met but that—

 

(i)    

the cared-for person or a person interested in the cared-for

 

person’s welfare objects to the arrangements, or

 

(ii)    

the cared-for person would wish to object to the arrangements

 

but cannot communicate an objection

 

            

the Approved Mental Capacity Professional must notify the responsible body

 

within 48 hours that a referral to the court is likely to be required.”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Not called  26

 

Schedule  1,  page  17,  line  14,  leave out “or 17(2)(b)(iii)”

 

Steve McCabe

 

Withdrawn after debate  48

 

Schedule  1,  page  17,  line  30,  leave out “12 months” and insert “3 months”


 
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