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


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Evidence received by the Committee is listed below in chronological order of oral evidence session and in alphabetical order. Those witnesses marked with * gave both oral evidence and written evidence. Those marked with ** gave oral evidence and did not submit any written evidence. All other witnesses submitted written evidence only.

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

Oral evidence in chronological order
*QQ 1-24 Ministry of Justice
*Department of Health
*QQ 25-44The Law Society
**Professor Richard Jones, Cardiff Law School
**Kirsty Keywood, University of Manchester
*QQ 45-55Mental Health Foundation
*QQ 56-73Dr Pauline Heslop, University of Bristol
**Dr Margaret Flynn
*QQ 74-89Down's Syndrome Association
**National Autistic Society
*QQ 90-105Alzheimer's Society
*QQ 106-125Asist
*QQ 126-138Carers Trust
*Carers UK
*National Family Carer Network
*QQ 139-152British Association of Social Workers
*The College of Social Work
*QQ 153-171Royal College of General Practitioners
*Royal College of Psychiatrists
*College of Emergency Medicine
*Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
*British Medical Association
*QQ 172-184Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
*Shropshire County Council
*QQ 185-196Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)
*British Institute of Human Rights
**Paul Gantley
*QQ 197-209Care Quality Commission
*QQ 210-220General Medical Council
*Health and Care Professions Council
*QQ 221-235NHS England
**Healthwatch England
*QQ 236-246National Care Association
*QQ 247-259Alex Ruck Keene, 39 Essex Street Chambers
*Michael Mylonas, Serjeants' Inn Chambers
*Alex Rook and Julia Lomas, Irwin Mitchell LLP
*QQ 260-269South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT)
*Mark Neary
*QQ 270-280Official Solicitor to the Senior Courts
*QQ 281-291Office of the Public Guardian
*QQ 292-311Mr Justice Charles, Vice-President of the Court of Protection
*Senior Judge Denzil Lush, Senior Judge of the Court of Protection
**District Judge Margaret Glentworth
**District Judge Elizabeth Batten
*QQ 312-333Lord McNally, Minister of State for Justice, Ministry of Justice
*Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State for Care and Support, Department of Health

Alphabetical list of all witnesses
3 Counties IMCA Service
Dr Julian Abel
*Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (QQ 153-171)
Advanced Decision Evaluation (ADE) in Bipolar Disorder Study Team, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham
Advocacy in Action
Advocacy Matters IMCA Service
Advocacy Support Cymru (ASC)
Age UK
Age UK Cheshire Advocacy
Age UK Devon
Aire Centre
Neil Allen
Allied Professional Will Writers
Allied Services Trust
*Alzheimer's Society (QQ 90-105)
Dr Olufunso B. Aribisala
Andy Armstrong
Articulate Advocacy CIC
*Asist (QQ 106-125)
*Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
(QQ 172-184)
Association of Public Authority Deputies
**District Judge Elizabeth Batten (QQ 292-311)
David Beckingham, University of Cumbria
Kate Beynon PSW/ BIA/ AMHP
Mr and Mrs Boff
Professor John Bond
Derek Boothby AMHP/ BIA
Andrew Bowmer
Dr Geraldine Boyle, University of Bradford
Bracknell Forest Council
Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust
Brighton and Hove City Council
Bristol Mind IMCA Service
British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers
*British Association of Social Workers (QQ 139-152)
*British Institute of Human Rights (QQ 185-196)
British Institute of Learning Disabilities
*British Medical Association (QQ 153-171)
British Psychological Society
Browne Jacobson Solicitors LLP
Joanna Burton
Victoria Butler-Cole
Cambridge House Advocacy Service
Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group, University of Cambridge
Camden Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board
Rosemary Cantwell
*Care Quality Commission (QQ 197-209)
*Carers Trust (QQ 126-138)
**Carers UK (QQ 126-138)
Professor John Carpenter, University of Bristol
Dr Nick Cartmell
Challenging Behaviour Foundation
*Mr Justice Charles, Vice-President of the Court of Protection (QQ 292-311)
Chartered Institute of Linguists Working Group on Language Support in Health and Social Care
*College of Emergency Medicine (QQ 153-171)
*College of Social Work (QQ 139-152)
Compassion in Dying
Julie Cornes
*Court of Protection (QQ 292-311)
Simon Cramp
Dementia UK
*Department of Health (QQ 1-24, QQ 312-333)
Derbyshire DoLS Team
Dimensions (UK) Ltd
Dr Andreas Dimopoulos, Brunel University
Disabilities Trust
Doncaster Safeguarding Adults Partnership Board
Dorset Advocacy
*Down's Syndrome Association (QQ 74-89)
Michael du Feu
Mr and Mrs E
East Sussex County Council
Peter Edwards
Charlotte Emmett
Empowerment Matters CIC
Essex Autonomy Project
Executive Committee of the Eating Disorders Section of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (EDSECT)
Professor Phil Fennell
**Dr Margaret Flynn (QQ 56-73)
**Paul Gantley (QQ 185-196)
Dr Martin Gee
*General Medical Council (QQ 210-220)
Professor Robert George MA MD FRCP
**District Judge Margaret Glentworth (QQ 292-311)
Gloucestershire MCA Governance Group
Piers Gooding
Dr Helen Greener
Hampshire County Council
Dr Andrew D. Hardie
Dr Rosie Harding, University of Birmingham
Haven Lincoln Crisis House
Charlotte Haworth Hird
Head First
*Headway (QQ 90-105)
*Health and Care Professions Council (QQ 210-220)
Health Research Authority
**Healthwatch England (QQ 221-235)
John Hemming MP
*Dr Pauline Heslop, University of Bristol
David Hewitt
Donna Hewitt
Laura Hobey-Hamsher
Housing and Social Care Services, London Borough of Camden
Professor Julian Hughes
Human Tissue Authority
IMCA Service in Rochdale and District Mind
Institute of Professional Willwritters
*Irwin Mitchell LLP (QQ 247-259)
Dr Marcus Jepson, University of Bristol
Laura Jolley
**Professor Richard Jones, Cardiff Law School (QQ 25-44)
The Judith Trust
Kent and Medway MCA Local Implementation Network
**Kirsty Keywood, University of Manchester (QQ 25-44)
Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
Professor Celia Kitzinger, University of York
Professor Jenny Kitzinger, Cardiff University
Liana Kotze
*Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State for Care and Support, Department of Health (QQ 312-333)
Lancashire County Council DoLS Team
Joan Langan, University of Bristol
*The Law Society (QQ 25-44)
The Law Society of Scotland
Alix Lewer
*Liberty (QQ 25-44)
Dr Liz Lloyd, University of Bristol
Michael Loftus
**Julia Lomas, Irwin Mitchell LLP (QQ 247-259)
London Borough of Bromley
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
London Borough of Newham Adults Social Care
London MCA/ DoLS Network
Dr Stephen J. Louw
Aisha Lowry
*Senior Judge Denzil Lush, Senior Judge of the Court of Protection (QQ  292-311)
Luton Borough Council
*Nicola Mackintosh (QQ 25-44)
Mira Makar MA FCA
MCA and MCA DoLs' Team of Cambridgeshire County Council
John McKendrick
*Lord McNally, Minister of State for Justice, Ministry of Justice (QQ 312-333)
Dr Julie McVey, University of Liverpool
Susie Meehan
*Mencap (QQ 74-89)
Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC)
Mental Health Alliance
*Mental Health Foundation (QQ 45-55)
Sophy Miles
*Mind (QQ 90-105)
*Ministry of Justice (QQ 1-24)
Tussie Myerson
*Michael Mylonas QC, Serjeants' Inn Chambers QC (QQ 247-259)
**National Autistic Society (QQ 74-89)
*National Care Association (QQ 236-246)
**National Family Carer Network (QQ 126-138)
National University of Ireland, Galway
*Mark Neary (QQ 260-269)
*NHS England (QQ 221-235)
NHS Health Education England
Niamh (Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health)
Cher Nicholson, Monash University
North East London NHS Trust
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
North Yorkshire County Council
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Mary O'Toole
*Office of the Public Guardian (QQ 281-291)
*Official Solicitor to the Senior Courts (QQ 270-280)
Faculty of Health and Social Care, Open University
Sophia Palmer
Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Dr Demi Patsios, University of Bristol
Professor Elizabeth Peel, University of Worcester
Pembrokeshire People First
PJ Care
*POhWER (QQ 106-125)
Marie Poole
David Rees
Dr Claud Regnard FRCP
Rehabilitation Education and Community Homes Limited
Rescare (The Society for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities and their Families)
Steven Richards
Professor Louise Robinson
**Alex Rook, Irwin Mitchell LLP (QQ 247-259)
Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Borough of Greenwich, Best Interests Assessors Forum
*Royal College of General Practitioners (QQ 153-171)
Royal College of Nursing
*Royal College of Psychiatrists (QQ 153-171)
Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability
*Alex Ruck Keene, 39 Essex Street Chambers (QQ 247-259)
Safeguarding Essex
Jo Samanta, De Montfort University, Leicester
Paula Scully
*Sense (QQ 45-55)
*Serjeants' Inn Chambers (QQ 247-259)
Sheffield Safeguarding Adults Board
*Shropshire Council evidence (QQ 172-184)
Sam Smith
*Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) (QQ 185-196)
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Solicitors for the Elderly
Dr Oluwatoyin Sorinmade MSc (Psychiatry) MRCPsych LLM
*South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) (QQ 260-269)
South West IMCA Group
St Helen's Council
St Mary's House
Standing Commission of Carers
Michael Stanley
John Stockley
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Polly Sweeney
Dr Paul Swift
Together for Mental Wellbeing
Richard Tucker
Rachel Turner
Elizabeth Verdonkschot
*VoiceAbility (QQ 106-125)
Linda Ward, University of Bristol
Stephen Ward
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Adrian Watts
West Midlands Regional DoLs Leads Group
West Sussex County Council
John White
Wigan Family Welfare
Professor John Williams, Aberystwyth University
Dr Val Williams, University of Bristol
Worcestershire County Council and Worcestershire Health and Care Trust integrated Learning Disability Teams
Dr Roger Worthington

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