Mental Health Bill [HL] — services for minors. — 26 Feb 2007 at 16:01
This bill is to amend the 1983 Mental Health Act
The purpose to this amendment - passed by the Lords - is to mandate the assessment of minors by a child and adolescent specialist doctor. Supervision should be by a child and adolescent mental health specialist. It also places a responsibility on health authorities to provide suitable accommodation for minors (under 18).
The primary purpose is to avoid under 18s being taken into the adult system.
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 201; Not-Contents, 126.
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.
|Party||Majority (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Crossbench||37 (+2 tell)||1||21.3%|
|Lab||1||123 (+2 tell)||59.4%|