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

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Mr Tim Boswell

85

Schedule     4,     page     61,     leave out lines 11 to 16.


   

Mr Tim Boswell

67

Clause     63,     page     33,     line     9,     leave out paragraph (b).


   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

116

Schedule     6,     page     68,     line     43,     leave out from 'from' to 'the' in line 44 and insert '"the powers" to the end substitute "the powers of'.

   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

117

Schedule     6,     page     70,     line     7,     leave out from beginning to end of line 9 and insert—

    '(aa) after subsection (1) insert—

          "(1A)   In subsection (1)(c), the reference to a person who lacks capacity to carry on the business is to a person—

          (a) in respect of whom there is a donee of an enduring power of attorney or lasting power of attorney (within the meaning of the Mental Capacity Act 2004), or

          (b) for whom a deputy is appointed by the Court of Protection,

        and in relation to whom the donee or deputy has power for the purposes of this Act.",'.

   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

118

Schedule     6,     page     70,     line     28,     leave out from beginning to 'at' in line 29 and insert—

    (1) Schedule 1 to the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 (c.42) (enactments conferring functions assigned to social services committee) is amended as follows.

    (2) In the entry for section 49 of the National Assistance Act 1948 (expenses of local authority officer appointed for person who lacks capacity) for "receiver" substitute "deputy".

    (3) '.

   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

119

Schedule     6,     page     70,     line     38,     leave out 'Schedule 1' and insert 'Schedule 2'.

   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

120

Schedule     6,     page     70,     line     40,     at end insert—

      'Local Government Act 1972 (c.70)

    (17A) (1) Omit section 118 of the Local Government Act 1972 (c.70) (payment of pension etc. where recipient lacks capacity).

    (2) Sub-paragraph (3) applies where, before the commencement of this paragraph, a local authority has, in respect of a person referred to in that section as "the patient", made payments under that section—

            (a)   to an institution or person having the care of the patient, or

            (b)   in accordance with subsection (1)(a) or (b) of that section.

    (3) The local authority may, in respect of the patient, continue to make payments under that section to that institution or person, or in accordance with subsection (1)(a) or (b) of that section, despite the repeal made by sub-paragraph (1).'.

   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

121

Schedule     6,     page     72,     line     2,     at end insert—

      'Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (c.57)

    (21A)  In section 31 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 (c.57) (the title to which becomes "Indemnities for local authority officers appointed as deputies or administrators"), for the words from "as a receiver" to "1959" substitute "as a deputy for a person by the Court of Protection".'.

   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

122

Schedule     6,     page     72,     line     2,     at end insert—

      'Sale of Goods Act 1979 (c.54)

    (21B)  In section 3(2) of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (c.54) (capacity to buy and sell) the words "mental incapacity or" cease to have effect in England and Wales.'.

   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

123

Schedule     6,     page     72,     line     34,     at end insert—

    (3A) Section 142 (payment of pension etc. where recipient lacks capacity) ceases to have effect in England and Wales.

    (3B) Sub-paragraph (3C) applies where, before the commencement of sub-paragraph (3A), an authority has, in respect of a person referred to in that section as "the patient", made payments under that section—

            (a)   to an institution or person having the care of the patient, or

            (b)   in accordance with subsection (2)(a) or (b) of that section.

    (3C) The authority may, in respect of the patient, continue to make payments under that section to that institution or person, or in accordance with subsection (2)(a) or (b) of that section, despite the amendment made by sub-paragraph (3A).'.

   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

124

Schedule     6,     page     74,     line     5,     leave out from beginning to '(judges' and insert—

    (1) The Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (c.41) is amended as follows.

    (2) In Schedule 11'.

   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

125

Schedule     6,     page     74,     line     10,     at end insert—

    (3) In paragraph 5(3) of Schedule 14 (exercise of powers of intervention in registered foreign lawyer's practice), for paragraph (f) substitute—

                "(f)   he lacks capacity (within the meaning of the Mental Capacity Act 2004) to act as a registered foreign lawyer and powers under sections 15 to 20 or section 46 are exercisable in relation to him;".'.


   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

126

Schedule     7,     page     78,     leave out lines 2 and 3.

   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

127

Schedule     7,     page     78,     line     9,     in the second column, after '1833,' insert—

     'section 68 of the Improvement of Land Act 1864,
     section 55 of the Trustee Act 1925,'.
   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

128

Schedule     7,     page     78,     line     11,     in the second column, at end insert—

     'section 49 of the National Assistance Act 1948, andsection 1 of the Variation of Trusts Act 1958'.
   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

129

Schedule     7,     page     78,     line     13,     at end insert—

'Local Government Act 1972 (c.70)Section 118.'.
   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

130

Schedule     7,     page     78,     leave out line 14.

   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

131

Schedule     7,     page     78,     line     21,     after 'VII', insert 'of this Act'.

   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

132

Schedule     7,     page     78,     line     26,     after '25,' insert '32,'.

   

Mr David Lammy
Ms Rosie Winterton

133

Schedule     7,     page     78,     line     26,     leave out '37,'.


   

Mr Tim Boswell

68

Clause     64,     page     33,     line     18,     at end insert ', but may not come into force until after approval of both Houses of Parliament of a draft Code of Practice under section 40 of this Act'.

   

Mr Tim Boswell

69

Clause     64,     page     33,     line     21,     leave out subsection (3).


NEW CLAUSES

Advance statements on treatment: general

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Paul Holmes

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    (1)   In this section and sections 25 and 26 "advance statement" means either

      (a) a decision made by a person ("P"), after he has reached 18 and when he has capacity to do so, that if—

      (i) at a later time and in such circumstances as he may specify, a specified treatment is proposed to be carried out or continued by a person providing health care for him, and

      (ii) at that time he lacks capacity to consent to the carrying out or continuation of the treatment, the specified treatment is not to be carried out or continued, or

      (b) an advance request made by a person ("P"), after he has reached age 18 and when he has capacity to do so, specifying what treatment he would wish to receive should he become incapable of participating in decisions about his treatment.

    (2)   For the purposes of subsection (1)(a)(i) and (1)(a)(b), a decision may be regarded as specifying a treatment or circumstances even though expressed in layman's terms.

    (3)   An advance request may specify that P wishes all reasonably practical steps to be taken to maintain his life, including initiation or continuation of artificial nutrition and hydration.

    (4)   P may withdraw or alter an advance statement at any time when he has capacity to do so.'.


The Court of Protection, Supplementary Power

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Paul Holmes

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Under the Court of Protection's power to set aside contracts or to vary their terms, application may be made to the Court to challenge the validity of a contract entered into by P, notwithstanding section 7,

      (a) when a person lacks capacity to understand a contract when making it and/or their capacity to meet that agreement,

      (b) where a seller overcharges or an incapacitated person undersells.

    (2)   For the purposes of contract law, the burden of proof should fall to the provider of services/goods to demonstrate that P understood or had capacity to understand a contract, where the issue of P's best interest is challenged.'.


Advocacy service

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Paul Holmes

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The appropriate authority must make arrangements to secure advocacy in decisions relating to—

      (a) making and reviewing of care programmes

      (b) decisions of residence.

    (2)   the appropriate authority must fully note decisions made in these matters and the reasoning behind them.'.



 
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