What these notes do
These Explanatory Notes relate to the Commons amendments to the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] as brought from the House of Commons on 13 February 2019 (HL Bill 161).
1 These Explanatory Notes have been prepared by the Department of Health and Social Care in order to assist the reader of the Bill and the Commons amendments and to help inform debate on the Commons amendments. They do not form part of the Bill and have not been endorsed by Parliament.
2 These Explanatory Notes, like the Commons amendments themselves, refer to Bill 303, the Bill as brought from the Lords and first printed for the Commons.
3 These Explanatory Notes need to be read alongside the Bill and the Commons amendments. They are not, and are not intended to be, a comprehensive description of the Commons amendments.
4 The Commons Amendments at Committee Stage were tabled in the name of Minister of State for Care, Caroline Dinenage.
5 The Commons Amendments at Report Stage were tabled in the name of the Secretary of State, Matt Hancock.