Amendments proposed to the Mental Capacity Bill - continued House of Commons

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Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

111

Clause     43,     page     23,     line     30,     at end insert—

    '( )   The court is to have an official seal.'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell

60

Clause     44,     page     24,     line     16,     at end insert 'and

      (c) ensure that at any time at least one of the judges nominated to the Court shall be experienced in matters connected with learning difficulties, one of the judges shall be experienced in matters connected with mental illness, and one of the judges shall be experienced in matters connected with progressive dementia.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

61

Clause     44,     page     24,     line     20,     at end add 'and in particular he shall report to the Lord Chancellor annually on the operation of this Act'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell

62

Clause     47,     page     25,     line     6,     after 'other', insert 'independent'.

   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

112

Clause     47,     page     25,     line     17,     at end insert ', and

      (c) any record held by a person registered under Part 2 of the Care Standards Act 2000 (c.14)'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell

63

Clause     48,     page     25,     line     38,     leave out 'or' and insert—

      '(dd) by a spouse civil partner or sibling of the person, or'.

   

Mr Tom Clarke

194

Clause     48,     page     25,     line     40,     at end insert—

      '(f) by an independent advocate appointed to give advice for the purposes of sections 35, 36 and 37.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

237

Clause     48,     page     25,     line     40,     at end insert—

      '(e) by a person named as an appointee for financial affairs by the Secretary of State where no continuing power of attorney exists.'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell

238

Clause     49,     page     26,     line     16,     at end insert—

      '(ba) as to donees, deputies and appointees for financial affairs by the Secretary of State where no continuing power of attorney exists, being entitled to be notified of, and be made parties to, the proceedings;'.


   

Mr Paul Burstow
Paul Holmes

152

Clause     52,     page     28,     line     2,     at end add—

      '(d) exemption from fees where a deputy is appointed totally in relation to state benefits and such capital that accrues from state benefits.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Paul Holmes

153

Clause     52,     page     28,     line     6,     at end insert—

      '(d) other bodies representing people who lack capacity.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Paul Holmes

154

Clause     52,     page     28,     line     8,     after 'fees', insert 'and remission of fees'.


   

Mr Paul Burstow
Paul Holmes

235

Clause     56,     page     29,     line     18,     leave out from 'maintaining' to end of line and insert—

      '(i) a register of lasting powers of attorney, and

      (ii) a separate register of lasting powers of attorney where notification of its use has been received.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Paul Holmes

236

Clause     56,     page     29,     line     36,     at end insert—

      '(i) undertaking and publicising the existence of monitoring of a random sample of registered and notified lasting powers of attorney each year,

      (j) checking at registration and at notification whether the donee is—

      (i) bankrupt, or

      (ii) an individual whose name is registered on a list under section 81 of the Care Standards Act 2000, and acting in accordance with provisions in this Act,

      (k) undertaking an assessment of the need for future monitoring of a lasting power of attorney in circumstances where there is no named person to be notified of registration, or where in the opinion of the Public Guardian circumstances warrant monitoring of the operation of the lasting power of attorney.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

64

Clause     56,     page     29,     line     36,     at end insert—

      '(i) reporting annually to Parliament on the discharge of his functions, and making public such information obtained in the discharge of his functions as may be in the public interest'.

   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

113

Clause     56,     page     30,     line     15,     at end insert ', and

      (c) any record held by a person registered under Part 2 of the Care Standards Act 2000 (c.14)'.


   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

114

Clause     57,     page     30,     line     40,     at end insert ', and

      (c) any record held by a person registered under Part 2 of the Care Standards Act 2000 (c.14)'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

65

Clause     57,     page     30,     line     42,     at end add—

    '(7)   The Lord Chancellor may from time to time issue reports on the work of the panels of Special and General Visitors, provided that the individual subjects of such visits cannot be identified'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell

72

Schedule     3,     page     43,     line     7,     leave out subsection 4.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

73

Schedule     3,     page     44,     line     24,     leave out paragraph (b).

   

Mr Tim Boswell

74

Schedule     3,     page     48,     line     9,     after 'placement' insert 'and give any party it may feel is likely to have an interest in the outcome notification that it is doing so'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

75

Schedule     3,     page     48,     line     31,     at end add 'or

      (c) would breach the confidence of any individual'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

76

Schedule     3,     page     49,     line     6,     leave out sub-sub-paragraph (a).

   

Mr Tim Boswell

77

Schedule     3,     page     49,     line     13,     at end insert 'and—

      (e) require notification of any certificate to be given to the Public Guardian, the Official Solicitor, or any other interested party.'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell

66

Clause     61,     page     32,     line     28,     after 'under', insert 'section 35, section 39, section 41 or'.


   

Mr Paul Burstow
Paul Holmes

155

Schedule     4,     page     49,     line     36,     after 'Schedule', insert 'notwithstanding'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Paul Holmes

156

Schedule     4,     page     50,     line     10,     at end insert 'this Act, other than sections 9 to 14 apply, in particular the attorney in subject to sections 1 to 4.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Paul Holmes

157

Schedule     4,     page     51,     line     14,     at end add—

    '(11)   Where an enduring power of attorney has not been registered, the donor and the donee(s) may record on the instrument that it is converted to a lasting power of attorney in relation to the donor's property and affairs. The donor must provide on the instrument of the enduring power of attorney such information and statements as required by paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to this Act.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

78

Schedule     4,     page     52,     line     5,     leave out 'is or is becoming mentally incapable' and insert 'lacks mental capacity within the meaning of section 2 of this Act.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

239

Schedule     4,     page     53,     line     45,     at end add—

'Duty to give notice to appointee for financial affairs

    8A (1) Subject to sub-paragraph (2), before making an application for registration the attorney must give notice of his intention to do so to the appointee for financial affairs by the Secretary of State where no continuing power of attorney exists.

    (2)   Paragraph 7(2) applies in relation to the appointee as it applies in relation to a person who is entitled to receive notice under paragraph 5.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

79

Schedule     4,     page     55,     line     42,     leave out 'is not yet becoming mentally incapable' and insert 'continues to have mental capacity'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

80

Schedule     4,     page     56,     line     29,     leave out 'is for the time being mentally incapable' and insert 'for the time being lacks mental capacity'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

81

Schedule     4,     page     59,     line     9,     leave out 'by the mental incapacity of the donor' and insert 'because the donor lacks mental capacity.'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

82

Schedule     4,     page     59,     line     16,     leave out 'has become mentally incapable' and insert 'lacks mental capacity'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

83

Schedule     4,     page     59,     line     21,     leave out 'has become mentally incapable' and insert 'lacks mental capacity'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

84

Schedule     4,     page     61,     line     6,     at end insert—

'PART 7A
Power to Modify Instruments

    (22A)   If it seems to the Court of Protection at any time, on the advice of the Public Guardian, and after affording opportunity for representations by the interested parties, in the interests of the donor to modify the provisions of an existing and valid Power of Attorney, or to set conditions for its exercise, then the power may be modified accordingly'.

 
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