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.

Debate in Parliament | Source |

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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
Bishop2 07.7%
Con87 (+1 tell) 042.3%
Crossbench22 313.2%
Green1 0100.0%
Independent Labour1 0100.0%
Lab1 135 (+2 tell)63.9%
LDem55 (+1 tell) 070.9%
Total:169 13843.2%

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 Birt Crossbenchno
Baroness Howarth of BrecklandCrossbenchno
Lord St John of BletsoCrossbenchno
Lord Bragg Labaye

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