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REFORM OF THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT 1983

EDM (Early Day Motion) 75: tabled on 15 November 2006

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 151 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 recognises the need to reform the Mental Health Act 1983, which is not based on the modern pattern of provision of mental health services and is not compatible with the Human Rights Act 1998; shares the misgivings of the Mental Health Alliance regarding the Government's current proposals for reform; believes that the primary purpose of mental health legislation should be to provide a proper framework for the care, treatment and safety of people who are seriously unwell; and calls for legislation that ensures that compulsory treatment is only ever used as a last resort, that service users and their carers are able to access support when they need it, that addresses the disproportionate representation of black and minority ethnic groups within the mental health system and that is based on the expectations of 21st century healthcare that it be patient-centred and reflect the needs of carers and relatives.

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 7 December 2006
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 26 March 2007
Southend West
Arbuthnot, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2006
North East Hampshire
Baron, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2006
Billericay
Benyon, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2006
Newbury
Bercow, John
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
Buckingham
Berry, Dr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2006
Kingswood
Binley, Mr Brian
Conservative
Signed on 30 November 2006
Northampton South
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2006
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
South East Cornwall
Brokenshire, James
Conservative
Signed on 11 December 2006
Hornchurch
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2006
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Taunton
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2007
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2006
West Chelmsford
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2007
Enfield, Southgate
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 January 2007
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
Solihull
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 7 February 2007
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2006
Twickenham
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 November 2006
Gower
Clark, Greg
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Tunbridge Wells
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clegg, Mr Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2006
Sheffield, Hallam
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2006
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2007
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 21 November 2006
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2006
Hendon
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 April 2007
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2006
Stroud
Dunne, Mr Philip
Conservative
Signed on 5 July 2007
Ludlow
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 November 2006
Foyle
Ellwood, Mr Tobias
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2006
Bournemouth East
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Sunderland North
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2006
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Cities of London and Westminster
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2007
Hastings and Rye
Fraser, Mr Christopher
Conservative
Signed on 18 July 2007
South West Norfolk
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2007
Ilford South
Garnier, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
Harborough
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2006
Norwich North
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 April 2007
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goodman, Mr Paul
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2007
Wycombe
Goodwill, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2006
Scarborough and Whitby
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 17 May 2007
North Wiltshire
Greenway, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 2 February 2007
Ryedale
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2007
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2006
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 November 2006
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 May 2007
Somerton and Frome
Hendry, Charles
Conservative
Signed on 23 May 2007
Wealden
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 November 2006
Vauxhall
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2006
Chesterfield
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 November 2006
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2006
Cheltenham
Howard, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
Folkestone and Hythe
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 May 2007
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 December 2006
Eastleigh
Hunt, Mr Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
South West Surrey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2006
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2006
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2006
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Mr Stewart
Conservative
Signed on 28 November 2006
Peterborough
Kawczynski, Daniel
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 December 2006
Hereford
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2007
North Norfolk
Lansley, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2006
South Cambridgeshire
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2007
Yeovil
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 November 2006
Manchester, Withington
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 March 2007
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 November 2006
Mid Worcestershire
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 24 May 2007
Calder Valley
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 November 2006
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 December 2006
South Down
Miller, Mrs Maria
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2006
Basingstoke
Milton, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 18 January 2007
Guildford
Mitchell, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2007
Sutton Coldfield
Moon, Mrs Madeleine
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Bridgend
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2006
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2006
North East Cambridgeshire
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2007
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Denis
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2007
Wansbeck
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2006
Westbury
Neill, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 25 April 2007
Bromley and Chislehurst
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 21 June 2007
Braintree
O'Brien, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 22 November 2006
Eddisbury
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 May 2007
Winchester
Ottaway, Richard
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2007
Croydon South
Paice, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 11 June 2007
South East Cambridgeshire
Pelling, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 25 July 2007
Croydon Central
Penrose, John
Conservative
Signed on 19 January 2007
Weston-Super-Mare
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2006
Southport
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Coventry North West
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 November 2006
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2007
Rochdale
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2007
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2007
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 23 November 2006
Ilford North
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 November 2006
Nottingham South
Simpson, Mr Keith
Conservative
Signed on 16 January 2007
Mid Norfolk
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 16 April 2007
Bradford West
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2007
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2006
Castle Point
Stuart, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 6 December 2006
Beverley and Holderness
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 November 2006
Hazel Grove
Swayne, Mr Desmond
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
New Forest West
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2006
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2007
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2007
Brent East
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 4 December 2006
Brighton, Kemptown
Vaizey, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Wantage
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2006
Finchley and Golders Green
Walker, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Broxbourne
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2006
Upminster
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 November 2006
Northavon
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2007
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 January 2007
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2007
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2006
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 November 2006
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2006
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2007
Cardiff Central
Wilshire, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 27 November 2006
Spelthorne
Winterton, Ann
Conservative
Signed on 16 November 2006
Congleton
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2007
Macclesfield
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2007
Batley and Spen
Wright, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 24 January 2007
Rugby and Kenilworth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2007
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2006
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.