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Legal Protection For The Vulnerable

EDM number 540 in 2002-03, proposed by James Plaskitt on 16/01/2003.

That this House notes that there is no comprehensive legal framework for England, Wales and Northern Ireland on mental capacity leaving it unclear who has the legal right to take day to day welfare, healthcare or financial decisions on behalf of people who lack the capacity to make decisions independently, such as people with a learning disability, dementia or mental health problems; welcomes the Scottish Executive's efforts in addressing these serious problems affecting 100,000 of its citizens by passing legislation in 2000 similar to the proposals in 'Making Decisions'; Helping People Who Have Difficulty Deciding for Themselves'; and calls on the Government to introduce new mental capacity legislation as a matter of urgency further to protect and empower potentially vulnerable sections of society.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs.

James Plaskitt16/01/2003Warwick & LeamingtonLabourProposed
Lynne Jones20/01/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Ann Cryer20/01/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Terry Davis20/01/2003Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Rudi Vis20/01/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Greg Pope21/01/2003HyndburnLabourSigned
Paul Holmes21/01/2003ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale21/01/2003MansfieldLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle22/01/2003ChorleyLabourSigned
Richard Burden22/01/2003Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Martin Caton22/01/2003GowerLabourSigned
Mike Hancock22/01/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Win Griffiths23/01/2003BridgendLabourSigned
Paul Tyler23/01/2003North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Desmond Turner23/01/2003Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith23/01/2003Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Glenda Jackson23/01/2003Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Martin Smyth23/01/2003Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Alan Simpson23/01/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Terry Lewis23/01/2003WorsleyLabourSigned
Lady Hermon27/01/2003North DownUUPSigned
Tom Cox27/01/2003TootingLabourSigned
Betty Williams27/01/2003ConwyLabourSigned
Vincent Cable28/01/2003TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
John McDonnell28/01/2003Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Syd Rapson28/01/2003Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
John Barrett31/01/2003Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington04/02/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Jones12/02/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Iris Robinson26/02/2003StrangfordDUPSigned
Gregory Campbell27/02/2003East LondonderryDUPSigned
Hywel Williams13/03/2003CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Andrew George31/03/2003St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Patrick Hall08/04/2003BedfordLabourSigned
Simon Hughes14/04/2003North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned

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