Lords question Justice and Care Ministers on Mental Capacity Act

03 December 2013

The House of Lords Committee charged with investigating the Mental Capacity Act 2005 will question Lord McNally and Norman Lamb MP on Tuesday 3 December, in the final evidence session of the inquiry.


Tuesday 3 December 2013, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 10.40 am

  • Lord McNally – Minister of State for Justice, Ministry of Justice
  • Norman Lamb MP – Minister of State for Care and Support, Department of Health

About this session

Having spent the past six months hearing evidence from those directly affected, their carers, doctors, lawyers, care homes, local authorities, regulators and the judiciary, among many others, the Committee will next week challenge Ministers on why widespread non-compliance is going apparently unchecked.

The Committee will ask what the Government is doing to achieve the ‘revolution in public attitudes and practice’ expected as a result of the Act; to fix the failure to apply safeguards to those who may be deprived of their liberty in care homes and hospitals; to improve professional practice, holding to account those who fail; and to ensure that the NHS responds effectively to the MCA and that the Court of Protection is fit for purpose.

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