House of Commons
INTERIM REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT
EDM #1242
Tabled 08 May 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House welcomes the publication of the interim report of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act; notes with concern that there are over 45,000 detentions under the Mental Health Act every year, that detentions rose 47 per cent in the decade to 2015-16 and that Black African and Black Caribbean people are disproportionately affected; further notes with concern that research conducted by Rethink Mental Illness for the Mental Health Alliance, which found that 61 per cent of previously detained people and 41 per cent of professionals involved in treating them, felt that people are not currently treated with dignity when detained under the Act; agrees with the chair and vice chairs of the independent review that those with the most severe forms of mental illness have the greatest needs and continue to be the most neglected and discriminated against and are most likely to be subject to the influence and powers of the Mental Health Act; believes that improving how people with severe mental illness are treated when they are at their most vulnerable must be a priority; and calls on the Government to reform the Mental Health Act and related practice during this Parliament with the aim of improving the experience of people detained under the Mental Health Act and those close to them.

Signatures (49)

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.
Barron, Sir Kevin
Labour
09 October 2018
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
21 May 2018
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
21 May 2018
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
16 May 2018
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
04 July 2018
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
13 June 2018
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
03 July 2018
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
15 May 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
17 May 2018
Glindon, Mary
Labour
09 May 2018
Grogan, John
Labour
21 May 2018
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
11 May 2018
Hayes, Helen
Labour
21 May 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
10 May 2018
Hill, Mike
Labour
15 May 2018
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
13 June 2018
Hoey, Kate
Labour
05 July 2018
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
14 May 2018
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
16 May 2018
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
09 May 2018
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
16 May 2018
Mann, John
Labour
22 October 2018
Martin, Sandy
Labour
09 May 2018
McCabe, Steve
Labour
04 June 2018
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
04 June 2018
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
11 June 2018
Morris, Grahame
Labour
10 May 2018
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
22 May 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
10 May 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
17 May 2018
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
21 May 2018
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
17 May 2018
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
20 June 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
09 October 2018
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
10 May 2018
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
15 May 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
15 May 2018
Western, Matt
Labour
23 May 2018
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
16 May 2018
Williamson, Chris
Labour
04 June 2018
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
14 May 2018
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
14 May 2018
Coyle, Neil
Labour
30 April 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion