Mental Health Bill [HL] — Doctors' involvement in Community Treatment Orders — 26 Feb 2007 at 18:22
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.
In some cases in the community the responsible clinician may be a community psychiatric nurse or other professional who is not a psychiatrist.
This amendment would make it mandatory for a doctor - normal either the patient's GP or a psychiatrist to be agree with the decision to place the patient under a Community Treatment Order
The Lords approved the amendment
Their Lordships divided: Contents, 173; Not-Contents, 140.
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|
|Con||87 (+1 tell)||0||42.3%|
|Lab||1||135 (+2 tell)||63.9%|
|LDem||55 (+1 tell)||0||70.9%|
|Baroness Howarth of Breckland||Crossbench||no|
|Lord St John of Bletso||Crossbench||no|