Appointment Of Deputies For Benefits Recipients
That this House notes that Patients of the Court of Protection, people who lack capacity to manage their affairs, can have a Deputy appointed who can manage their affairs, including the ability to make speedy decisions on authorising payment for adaptations to the home and many other day-to-day expenditures; further notes that the Code of Practice to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 advises that people receiving benefits do not usually need a Deputy; notes the innovative scheme in a Suffolk, run by the Professional Deputy Service, which offers a Deputy service to benefits recipients; recognises that this has had a very positive impact on people's lives; further recognises that without a Deputy decision-making on vital expenditure will usually be delayed; and calls on the Ministry of Justice to change the Code of Practice to ensure that those receiving benefits can be afforded the same opportunities and decision-making service in regard to their financial affairs that others, with more money, already enjoy.
This motion has been signed by a total of 9 MPs.
|Norman Lamb||24/05/2016||North Norfolk||Liberal Democrat||Proposed|
|Daniel Poulter||24/05/2016||Central Suffolk and North Ipswich||Conservative||Seconded|
|Paul Monaghan||25/05/2016||Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross||Scottish National Party||Seconded|
|Peter Bottomley||25/05/2016||Worthing West||Conservative||Signed|
|Jim Cunningham||25/05/2016||Coventry South||Labour||Signed|
|Yasmin Qureshi||21/07/2016||Bolton South East||Labour||Signed|
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