Select Committee on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 -  Report
Mental Capacity Act 2005: post-legislative scrutiny

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Lords to be printed 25 February 2014.


Terms of Reference


Conclusions and Recommendations  

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Background to the Mental Capacity Act

Chapter 3: The five core principles: Is the Act working as intended?

Chapter 4: Addressing poor implementation of the Act

Chapter 5: Advocacy and Advance Planning

Chapter 6: The Court of Protection

Chapter 7: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Chapter 8: Criminal Law Provisions

Appendix 1: List of Members and Declarations of Interest

Appendix 2: List of Witnesses

Appendix 3: Call for Evidence

Appendix 4: Letter from Norman Lamb MP-6 November 2013

Appendix 5: Letter from Norman Lamb MP-28 November 2013

Appendix 6: Letter from Norman Lamb MP-9 December 2013

Appendix 7: Letter from Lord McNally-10 December 2013

Appendix 8: Memorandum from Ministry of Justice 12 February 2014

Appendix 9: Report of a special meeting of the Forget-Me-Nots

Appendix 10: Note of the Committee visit to the Court of Protection-20 November 2013

Appendix 11: Note of the Committee visit to meet adults with learning disabilities-28 November 2013

Appendix 12: Glossary of Acronyms

NOTE: Evidence is published online at and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 5314)

References in footnotes to the Report are as follows:

Q refers to a question in oral evidence;

Witness names without a question reference refer to written evidence.

In order to protect individuals, some witnesses are referred to by their initials only.

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