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DISQUALIFICATION OF HON. MEMBERS UNDER SECTION 141 OF THE MENTAL HEALTH ACT

That this House notes that, under section 141 of the Mental Health Act 1983 an hon. Member is automatically disqualified from office if detained under the Act for six months regardless of the prospects of recovery, but that there are no similar provisions for physical illnesses, however debilitating; further notes the evidence in the July 2008 Report of the All-Party Group on Mental Health and Mental Health in Parliament, showing the impact of the stigma associated with mental illness on the willingness of hon. Members to disclose any experience of mental ill-health; believes Parliament should take a lead in combating such stigma and that it is time to abolish the discriminatory message at the heart of British democracy, as recommended by the Speaker's Conference on Parliamentary Representation; and calls on the Government to bring forward an amendment to the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill to repeal section 141 of the Act.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 01.02.2010
Battle, John Labour Party Leeds West 21.01.2010
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 14.01.2010
Burt, Lorely Liberal Democrats Solihull 28.01.2010
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 20.01.2010
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 14.01.2010
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 20.01.2010
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 19.01.2010
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 18.01.2010
Davies, Dai INDEPENDENT Blaenau Gwent 21.01.2010
Dean, Janet Labour Party Burton 19.01.2010
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 14.01.2010
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 20.01.2010
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 14.01.2010
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 20.01.2010
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 25.01.2010
Gerrard, Neil Labour Party Walthamstow 21.01.2010
Gidley, Sandra Liberal Democrats Romsey 18.01.2010
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 19.01.2010
Heald, Oliver Conservative Party North East Hertfordshire 22.02.2010
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 18.01.2010
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 18.01.2010
Holmes, Paul Liberal Democrats Chesterfield 18.01.2010
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 18.01.2010
Hoyle, Lindsay Labour Party Chorley 18.01.2010
Hunter, Mark Liberal Democrats Cheadle 19.01.2010
Iddon, Brian Labour Party Bolton South East 14.01.2010
Illsley, Eric Labour Party Barnsley Central 27.01.2010
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Highgate 18.01.2010
Jenkins, Brian Labour Party Tamworth 14.01.2010
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 13.01.2010
Laing, Eleanor Conservative Party Epping Forest 22.03.2010
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 20.01.2010
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Meirionnydd Nant Conwy 21.01.2010
Mason, John Scottish National Party Glasgow East 14.01.2010
McCafferty, Chris Labour Party Calder Valley 18.01.2010
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 18.01.2010
Mundell, David Conservative Party Dumfriesshire Clydesdale and Tweeddale 16.03.2010
Pelling, Andrew INDEPENDENT Croydon Central 20.01.2010
Penning, Mike Conservative Party Hemel Hempstead 02.03.2010
Pope, Greg Labour Party Hyndburn 02.02.2010
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 14.01.2010
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 20.01.2010
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 19.01.2010
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 25.01.2010
Swire, Hugo Conservative Party East Devon 06.04.2010
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 21.01.2010
Williams, Betty Labour Party Conwy 18.01.2010
Willis, Phil Liberal Democrats Harrogate and Knaresborough 20.01.2010
Wyatt, Derek Labour Party Sittingbourne and Sheppey 18.01.2010
Younger-Ross, Richard Liberal Democrats Teignbridge 03.02.2010