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EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department of Health, are published
separately as HL Bill 50—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Earl Howe has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human
Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Mental Health (Approval Functions) Bill are
compatible with the Convention rights.

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