Mental Health Bill [HL] — Treatability test. — 19 Feb 2007 at 18:43

The mental health bill is largely being used to amend the 1983 Mental Health Act. This is therefore an amendment to a bill to amend that Act.

The Bill proposed an addition of a somewhat tautological clause stating that appropriate treatment was treatment which is "appropriate in his case" taking all things into account.

This amendment, accepted by the Lords, made things marginally clearer by defining appropriate treatment as "likely to alleviate or prevent a deterioration in his condition."

The fundamental aim being that the patient himself should be better off after the intervention rather than just contained.

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 186; Not-Contents, 115.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Con94 (+1 tell) 045.5%
Crossbench29 216.4%
Green1 0100.0%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Lab0 111 (+2 tell)52.1%
LDem59 (+1 tell) 075.9%
Total:184 11343.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

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Lord Kilclooney Crossbenchno
Viscount Montgomery of AlameinCrossbench (front bench)no

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