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INTERIM REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1242: tabled on 08 May 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 49 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

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
Signed on 9 October 2018
Rother Valley
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2018
Carshalton and Wallington
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2018
Blyth Valley
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2018
Bolton North East
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2018
Dagenham and Rainham
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2018
Kingston and Surbiton
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2018
Liverpool, Riverside
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2018
Westmorland and Lonsdale
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2018
High Peak
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2018
North Tyneside
Grogan, John
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2018
Keighley
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2018
Camberwell and Peckham
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2018
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 10 May 2018
North Down
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2018
Hartlepool
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2018
Bath
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2018
Vauxhall
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2018
Knowsley
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 May 2018
Edinburgh West
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2018
North Norfolk
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 16 May 2018
Brighton, Pavilion
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2018
Bassetlaw
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2018
Ipswich
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2018
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2018
Oxford West and Abingdon
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2018
Easington
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
Signed on 22 May 2018
Sheffield, Hallam
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2018
St Helens South and Whiston
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2018
Brighton, Kemptown
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 May 2018
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2018
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2018
Huddersfield
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2018
Hammersmith
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2018
Stoke-on-Trent North
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2018
Liverpool, West Derby
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2018
Colne Valley
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2018
Warwick and Leamington
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 May 2018
Arfon
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2018
Derby North
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2018
Bedford
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2018
Cambridge
Coyle, Neil
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2019
Bermondsey and Old Southwark

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.