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Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill receives third reading in Commons

Bill returns to Lords for consideration of Commons’ amendments

The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill passed the report stage and received its third reading in the House of Commons on 12 February. It will now return to the House of Lords on 26 February for consideration of Commons amendments in, what is termed, the 'ping pong' procedure.

The Bill amends the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to procedures in accordance with which a person may be deprived of liberty where the person lacks capacity to consent. 

The House of Commons Library recently published a briefing providing an overview of the Bill, and the debates and amendments in the Lords and during the Commons Committee stage, ahead of the report stage in the Commons.

For the Bill, as introduced and subsequently amended, click here. For the HoC Library briefing, click here.