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BETTER MENTAL HEALTH ACT CAMPAIGN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1575: tabled on 06 February 2006

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 140 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 regrets the Government's decision to reject many of the pre-legislative scrutiny committee's recommendations on the 2004 draft Mental Health Bill; believes that unless the measures proposed in the draft Bill are significantly altered as proposed by the committee, the resultant new Mental Health Act will seriously restrict the rights, choices and wellbeing of people with mental distress and force too many people into compulsory treatment; calls for a new Bill that ensures that powers to treat people compulsorily are only used when there is a definite therapeutic benefit and that compulsion is only used when a person's ability to make a decision about accepting treatment is significantly impaired as a result of mental disorder; supports the committee's view that compulsory treatment in the community is appropriate in only a relatively small number of cases whose clinical characteristics should be clearly defined; further believes that people must have access to voluntary care and treatment when they need it in order to achieve the Government's declared aim of minimising the risk of people with a mental health problem deteriorating to the point where the need for consideration of compulsory treatment arises; calls on the Government to provide evidence for its assertion, in its response to the committee, that the general public does not share the committee's belief that the Bill is inappropriately concerned with public safety; and supports the Mental Health Alliance's campaign for a better Mental Health Act.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2006
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2006
Southend West
Ancram, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2006
Devizes
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2006
Blaydon
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2006
Lewes
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Banbury
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2006
Edinburgh West
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2006
Newbury
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2006
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2006
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Alistair
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
North East Bedfordshire
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
Solihull
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 February 2006
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2006
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Bury North
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Conway, Derek
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2006
Old Bexley and Sidcup
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2006
Coventry South
Davies, David T. C.
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 2006
Monmouth
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2006
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Burton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 February 2006
Heywood and Middleton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Stroud
Duddridge, James
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 2006
Rochford and Southend East
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 February 2006
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2006
Hornsey and Wood Green
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2006
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 October 2006
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2006
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2006
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2006
Norwich North
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2006
Falmouth and Camborne
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
Signed on 9 March 2006
Beaconsfield
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 2006
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2006
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 14 March 2006
North East Hertfordshire
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2006
Somerton and Frome
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 20 April 2006
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2006
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2006
Chesterfield
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 22 March 2006
Orpington
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2006
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2006
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2006
Bolton South East
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2006
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2006
Swansea East
Jenkin, Mr Bernard
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2006
North Essex
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2006
Tamworth
Jones, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2006
Clwyd West
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2006
Hereford
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2006
Salisbury
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Liverpool, Walton
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 March 2006
North Norfolk
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 8 March 2006
South Cambridgeshire
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 February 2006
Manchester, Withington
Lidington, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 16 February 2006
Aylesbury
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2006
Manchester Central
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
East Worthing and Shoreham
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2006
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2006
Penrith and The Border
Mates, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2006
East Hampshire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2006
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 February 2006
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 February 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2006
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
Mansfield
Mercer, Patrick
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2006
Newark
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2006
Basingstoke
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2006
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
Leeds North West
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2006
Bristol North West
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 2 March 2006
Knowsley South
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2006
Winchester
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 23 March 2006
Croydon Central
Penning, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 13 February 2006
Hemel Hempstead
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2006
Pendle
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2006
Southport
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 February 2006
Strangford
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 February 2006
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2006
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2006
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2006
Glasgow Central
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 28 February 2006
South West Bedfordshire
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2006
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 February 2006
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2006
Bradford West
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 10 March 2006
Mid Sussex
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2006
Leicester South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2006
Castle Point
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2006
Dartford
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2006
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 27 February 2006
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 May 2006
Brent East
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Bosworth
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2006
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 30 March 2006
Broxbourne
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2006
Stoke-on-Trent North
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2006
Liverpool, West Derby
Waterson, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 15 March 2006
Eastbourne
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 March 2006
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2006
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 February 2006
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2006
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 February 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 February 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2006
Cardiff Central
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2006
Spelthorne
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Walsall North
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 27 February 2006
Congleton
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2006
Batley and Spen
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2006
Rugby and Kenilworth
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 February 2006
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.