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Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2019        

8

 

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

 
 

Steve McCabe

 

Not called  49

 

Schedule  1,  page  18,  line  24,  leave out “12 months” and insert “3 months”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  44

 

Schedule  1,  page  18,  line  24,  leave out from “less” to end of sub-paragraph (1)(b)

 

Steve McCabe

 

Not called  50

 

Schedule  1,  page  18,  line  25,  leave out “3 years” and insert “6 months”

 


 

Fifth and Sixth Sittings

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  27

 

Schedule  1,  page  18,  line  31,  leave out paragraph 30(b)

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Not called  28

 

Schedule  1,  page  19,  line  5,  leave out paragraphs 32 and 33

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  45

 

Schedule  1,  page  19,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

    “(2)  

In varying an authorisation, the responsible body may also consider—

 

(a)    

whether the cared-for person’s capacity is likely to fluctuate, and

 

(b)    

whether any restrictions imposed are necessary to prevent harm to the

 

cared-for person and proportionate to the likelihood of that harm, and

 

are likely to continue to be necessary for the duration of the

 

authorisation.”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Not called  29

 

Schedule  1,  page  19,  line  36,  leave out from “body” to end of sub-paragraph (1)


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2019        

9

 

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

 
 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  43

 

Schedule  1,  page  20,  line  34,  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  41

 

Schedule  1,  page  20,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

“(d)    

determine whether an application to the Court of Protection is

 

required; and

 

(e)    

notify the responsible body, cared-for person, the appropriate person

 

and any IMCA of that decision.”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  46

 

Schedule  1,  page  21,  line  42,  leave out sub-paragraphs (1) and (2), and insert—

 

“39(1)  

The responsible body must take all reasonable steps to appoint an IMCA to

 

represent and support the cared-for person if—

 

(a)    

sub-paragraph (2) provides that an IMCA should be appointed, and

 

(b)    

sub-paragraph (6) does not apply.

 

      (2)  

An IMCA should be appointed if—

 

(a)    

the cared-for person makes a request to the supervisory body to

 

instruct an IMCA;

 

(b)    

there is no appropriate person to represent and support the cared-for

 

person;

 

(c)    

the cared-for person is 16 or 17 years old;

 

(d)    

there is an appropriate person to support and represent the cared-for

 

person in relation to this Schedule and they make a request to the

 

supervisory body to instruct an IMCA; or

 

(e)    

there is reason to believe that the appropriate person would be

 

unwilling or unable to assist the person in understanding or exercising

 

the relevant rights under this Schedule without the support of an

 

IMCA.

 

      (3)  

A person is not an appropriate person to represent and support the cared-for

 

person unless the responsible body is satisfied that the person—

 

(a)    

is a suitable person to represent and support the cared-for person;

 

(b)    

consents to representing and supporting the cared-for person;

 

(c)    

will maintain contact with the cared-for person;

 

(d)    

will represent and support the cared-for person in matters relating to

 

or connected with this Schedule; and

 

(e)    

is not engaged in providing care or treatment for the cared for person

 

in a professional capacity.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2019        

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

 
 

      (4)  

A person is not an appropriate person if there is reason to believe that the cared-

 

for person does not wish, or would not wish, to be supported and represented

 

by the proposed appropriate person.

 

      (5)  

The ‘relevant rights’ under this Schedule include—

 

(a)    

rights to request a review by an Approved Mental Capacity

 

Professional;

 

(b)    

rights to request a review under paragraph 35;

 

(c)    

rights to information about the authorisation, assessments and its

 

effects;

 

(d)    

rights to apply to the Court of Protection under s21ZA.

 

      (6)  

An IMCA should not be appointed if—

 

(a)    

there is reason to believe that the cared-for person does not wish to be

 

supported by an IMCA; and

 

(b)    

there is reason to believe that the cared-for person does not wish to

 

exercise rights to apply to the Court of Protection under s21ZA.

 

      (7)  

The responsible body must keep under review whether an appropriate person

 

is undertaking their functions. If the responsible body finds that the

 

appropriate person no longer fulfils the required functions, the responsible

 

body must appoint another appropriate person or IMCA.”

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

Agreed to  11

 

Schedule  1,  page  24,  line  3,  at end insert “in a hospital”

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

Agreed to  12

 

Schedule  1,  page  24,  line  10,  at end insert “in a hospital”

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

Agreed to  13

 

Schedule  1,  page  27,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(g)    

anything which has the same effect as something within any of

 

paragraphs (a) to (f), under another England and Wales enactment.”

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  16

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  12,  at end insert “for a maximum period of 14 days”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2019        

11

 

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

 
 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  17

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

“(10)    

Where this section is relied on to deprive a cared-for person of his liberty, the

 

person relying on this section must—

 

(a)    

inform the cared-for person and any person with an interest in the cared-

 

for person’s welfare of that fact;

 

(b)    

keep a written record of the reasons for relying on this section;

 

(c)    

supply a copy of the written record of reasons to the cared-for person and

 

any person with an interest in the cared-for person’s welfare within 24

 

hours of the deprivation of liberty commencing; and

 

(d)    

if any of the following apply, make an application to the Court of

 

Protection immediately—

 

(i)    

the cared-for person objects to being deprived of his liberty;

 

(ii)    

a person with an interest in the welfare of the cared-for person

 

objects to the cared-for person being deprived of his liberty; or

 

(iii)    

the donee of a lasting power of attorney or a court-appointed

 

deputy objects to the cared-for person being deprived of his

 

liberty.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  18

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  14,  leave out “whether Schedule AA1 applies to the

 

arrangements” and insert “any issue in relation to the application of Schedule AA1”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 4 Agreed to.

 


 

Caroline Dinenage

 

Agreed to  14

 

Schedule  2,  page  28,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“3A(1)  

Section 36 (functions of independent mental capacity advocates) is amended

 

as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (2)(a) leave out “(“P”) so that P” and insert “or support so that

 

that person”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (2)(c) leave out “P’s wishes and feelings” and insert “the wishes

 

and feelings of the person the advocate has been instructed to represent (“P”)”.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2019        

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

 
 

      (4)  

After subsection (2)(d) insert—

 

“(da)    

in the case of an advocate instructed to support an appropriate

 

person where paragraph 40 of Schedule AA1 applies,

 

supporting that person to ascertain—

 

(i)    

what the wishes and feelings of the cared-for person

 

who that appropriate person represents and supports

 

would be likely to be and the beliefs and values that

 

would be likely to influence the cared-for person;

 

(ii)    

what alternative courses of action are available in

 

relation to the cared-for person who that appropriate

 

person represents and supports;”.

 

3B  (1)  

Section 38 (provision of accommodation by NHS body) is amended as

 

follows.

 

      (2)  

For subsection (2A) substitute—

 

“(2A)    

And this section does not apply if—

 

(a)    

an independent mental capacity advocate is appointed under

 

paragraph 39 of Schedule AA1 to represent and support P, and

 

(b)    

the arrangements which are authorised or proposed under

 

Schedule AA1 in respect of P include arrangements for P to

 

be accommodated in the hospital or care home referred to in

 

this section.”

 

      (3)  

In subsection (3), in the opening words, after “arrangements” insert

 

“mentioned in subsection (1)”.

 

      (4)  

Omit subsection (10).

 

3C  (1)  

Section 39 (provision of accommodation by local authority) is amended as

 

follows.

 

      (2)  

For subsection (3A) substitute—

 

“(3A)    

And this section does not apply if—

 

(a)    

an independent mental capacity advocate is appointed under

 

paragraph 39 of Schedule AA1 to represent and support P, and

 

(b)    

the arrangements which are authorised or proposed under

 

Schedule AA1 in respect of P include arrangements for P to

 

be accommodated in the residential accommodation referred

 

to in this section.”

 

      (3)  

In subsection (4), in the opening words, after “arrangements” insert

 

“mentioned in subsection (1)”.

 

      (4)  

Omit subsection (7).”

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

Agreed to  15

 

Schedule  2,  page  28,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“4A      

In section 40 (exceptions)—

 

(a)    

in subsection (1), for “, 39(4) or (5), 39A(3), 39C(3) or 39D(2)”

 

substitute “or 39(4) or (5)”;

 

(b)    

omit subsection (2).”

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2019        

13

 

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

 
 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  52

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Before the Secretary of State makes any regulations under subsection (3)(b)

 

above, the Secretary of State must publish his or her consideration of the

 

conclusions of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act relevant to the

 

deprivation of liberty in accordance with the provisions of the Mental Capacity

 

Act 2005, and in particular Schedule AA1 of that Act.”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  53

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Before the Secretary of State makes any regulations under subsection (3)(b)

 

above, the Secretary of State must—

 

(a)    

publish a full implementation strategy, outlining how local authorities

 

and other responsible bodies will be resourced to process applications

 

under this Act; and

 

(b)    

publish an updated Impact Assessment on the impact of the provisions of

 

this Act.”

 

Barbara Keeley

 

Paula Sherriff

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Alex Norris

 

Negatived on division  54

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The Secretary of State may not make any regulations under subsection (3)(b)

 

above, unless—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State has—

 

(i)    

consulted on the Code of Practice,

 

(ii)    

published a Code of Practice,

 

(iii)    

laid that Code of Practice before Parliament, and

 

(b)    

that Code of Practice has been approved by a resolution of each House of

 

Parliament.”

 

Caroline Dinenage

 

Agreed to  1

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  25,  leave out subsection (9)

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 22 January 2019        

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

 
 

Caroline Dinenage

 

Added  NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Meaning of deprivation of liberty

 

(1)    

After section 4 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 insert—

 

“4ZA  

Meaning of deprivation of liberty

 

(1)    

In this Act, references to deprivation of a person’s liberty have the same

 

meaning as in Article 5(1) of the Human Rights Convention and,

 

accordingly, a person is not deprived of liberty in any of the

 

circumstances described in subsections (2) to (4).

 

(2)    

A person is not deprived of liberty in a particular place if the person is

 

free to leave that place permanently.

 

(3)    

A person is not deprived of liberty in a particular place if—

 

(a)    

the person is not subject to continuous supervision, and

 

(b)    

the person is free to leave the place temporarily (even if subject

 

to supervision while outside that place).

 

(4)    

A person is not deprived of liberty if—

 

(a)    

the arrangements alleged to give rise to the deprivation of liberty

 

are put in place in order to give medical treatment for a physical

 

illness or injury, and

 

(b)    

the same (or materially the same) arrangements would be put in

 

place for any person receiving that treatment.

 

(5)    

A person is free to leave a particular place for the purposes of subsections

 

(2) and (3) even if the person is unable to leave that place provided that

 

if the person expressed a wish to leave the person would be enabled to do

 

so.”

 

(2)    

In section 64(5) of that Act (interpretation) for the words from “same” to the end

 

substitute “meaning given by section 4ZA.””

 

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

 


 
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