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Consideration of Bill: 19th June 2007                  

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Mental Health Bill[Lords], continued

 
 

“(a)    

 

(i)    

residential accommodation provided by a local social

 

services authority under Part III of the National

 

Assistance Act 1948 (c. 29),

 

(ii)    

a hospital as defined by this Act,

 

(iii)    

an independent hospital or care home for mentally

 

disordered persons,

 

(iv)    

any other suitable place the occupier of which is willing

 

temporarily to receive the patient or, if, in the

 

circumstances of the case it is impracticable to use any

 

of these places,

 

(b)    

a police station”.

 

(5)    

In section 136 (Mentally disordered persons found in public places) of the 1983

 

Act after subsection (2) insert—

 

“(3)    

Where a police station is used as the place of safety the person may not

 

be detained there for a period longer than 24 hours.”’.

 


 

Ms Secretary Hewitt

 

50

 

Page  44,  line  14  [Clause  51],  leave out ‘or different areas’ and insert ‘(including

 

different provision for different areas and different provision for different descriptions of

 

patient)’.

 


 

Tim Loughton

 

Angela Browning

 

Mr Tim Boswell

 

Mr Charles Walker

 

James Duddridge

 

Andrew Rosindell

 

5

 

Page  48,  line  44  [Schedule  1],  leave out sub-paragraphs (2) to (4) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

For subsections (1) to (6) substitute—

 

“(2)    

Where a member of the House of Commons is authorised to be detained

 

under a relevant enactment on the ground (however formulated) that he

 

is suffering from mental illness mental disorder, it shall be the duty of the

 

person in charge of the hospital or other place in which the member is

 

authorised to be detained, to notify the Speaker of the House of

 

Commons that the detention has been authorised.

 

(3)    

Where the member

 

(a)    

remains a member of the House of Commons, and

 

(b)    

remains liable to detention under the powers of this Act

 

    

after six months have expired from the receipt of a notification under

 

subsection (2) above, the Speaker must determine the extent to which the

 

circumstances of the member’s liability to detention under this Act is

 

likely to affect his ability to attend the House.


 
 

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(4)    

In making a determination under subsection (3) above the Speaker must

 

consult an approved mental health professional and an approved

 

clinician.

 

(5)    

If the Speaker determines that the circumstances of the member’s

 

liability to detention under this Act is likely to affect to a significant

 

extent his ability to attend the House, the Speaker must forthwith lay

 

before the House a report to that effect.

 

(6)    

As soon as a report under subsection (5) in respect of a member is laid

 

before the House, the member’s seat becomes vacant.”.’.

 

 

Orders of the House [16th APRIL and 18th june 2007]

 

The following provisions shall apply to the Mental Health Bill [Lords]:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 15th May 2007.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall be concluded in two

 

days.

 

5.    

Proceedings on consideration shall be taken on each of those days as shown

 

in the following Table and in the order so shown.

 

6.    

Each part of the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the time specified in relation to it in the second

 

column of the Table.

 

First Day

 
 

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

 
 

New Clauses and amendments

Two hours after the commencement

 
 

relating to advocacy and to other

of proceedings on the Motion of this

 
 

safeguards for patients; new

Order.

 
 

Clauses, new Schedules and

  
 

amendments relating to victims’

  
 

rights and to patients involved in

  
 

criminal proceedings.

  
 

New Clauses and amendments

Three and a half hours after the

 
 

relating to children (other than those

commencement of proceedings on

 
 

relating to supervised community

the Motion of this Order.

 
 

treatment); amendments relating to

  
 

professional roles.

  
 

New Clauses and amendments

10.00 p.m.

 
 

relating to supervised community

  
 

treatment; amendments relating to

  
 

Part 2 (other than those relating to

  
 

advocacy.

  
 

Second Day

 
 

Proceedings

Time for conclusion of proceedings

 
 

Amendments relating to Clause 7.

One hour after the commencement

 
  

of proceedings on the Bill.

 
 

New Clauses and amendments

Two and a half hours after the

 
 

relating to impaired decision-

commencement of proceedings on

 
 

making.

the Bill.

 
 

Amendments relating to Clause 3;

9.00 p.m.

 
 

new Clauses and amendments

  
 

relating to places of safety;

  
 

remaining proceedings on

  
 

consideration.

  

 
 

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7.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at 10.00 p.m. on the second day.

 

8.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

9.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on any

 

message from the Lords) may be programmed.

 


 
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