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MENTAL HEALTH BILL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 12: tabled on 13 November 2002

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House expresses grave disquiet at the curtailment of liberty involved in proposals in the Government's draft Mental Health Bill, which would permit the detention of individuals who had not committed a criminal offence, nor were suffering from a mental disorder requiring therapeutic treatment; considers that the wide extension of powers of compulsion to patients in the community will impose unfair burdens on staff and damage relationships between patients and clinicians and dissuade patients from seeking help; congratulates the Mental Health Alliance on their campaign against the draft Bill; and calls on the Government to withdraw it and come forward with a bill that meets the need for modern procedures, whilst recognising the right of users of mental health services to prompt assessment and dignified treatment, which is the least restrictive and invasive that is appropriate and necessary.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 November 2002
East Antrim
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Buckingham
Brazier, Mr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Canterbury
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2002
West Chelmsford
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2002
Cheadle
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Duncan, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Galloway and Upper Nithsdale
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2003
Ribble Valley
Flight, Mr Howard
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Arundel and South Downs
Flook, Mr Adrian
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Taunton
Francois, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Rayleigh
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Harborough
Gillan, Mrs Cheryl
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2002
Chesham and Amersham
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
North Wiltshire
Grayling, Chris
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Epsom and Ewell
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 15 November 2002
Ryedale
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2002
Beaconsfield
Hammond, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2002
Runnymede and Weybridge
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2003
North East Hertfordshire
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Orpington
Hunter, Mr Andrew
Independent Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2002
Basingstoke
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 December 2002
Cheltenham
Laing, Mrs Eleanor
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Epping Forest
Lait, Mrs Jacqui
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Beckenham
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
New Forest East
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Aylesbury
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2002
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2002
Penrith and The Border
McIntosh, Miss Anne
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Vale of York
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Newark
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 5 December 2002
North East Cambridgeshire
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Westbury
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Eddisbury
Osborne, Mr George
Conservative
Signed on 12 December 2002
Tatton
Randall, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Uxbridge
Robertson, Hugh
Conservative
Signed on 26 November 2002
Faversham and Mid Kent
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2002
Broxbourne
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Romford
Sayeed, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Mid Bedfordshire
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 24 March 2003
South West Bedfordshire
Spelman, Mrs Caroline
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2002
Meriden
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2002
Castle Point
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2002
New Forest West
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Poole
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 30 January 2003
Bosworth
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2002
Eastbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2002
Upminster
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2002
Maidstone and The Weald
Wiggin, Bill
Conservative
Signed on 25 November 2002
Leominster
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 November 2002
Caernarfon
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 14 November 2002
Macclesfield

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.