Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill — Training in Appropriate Use of Force — Role of the Police — 15 Jun 2018 at 13:45

The majority of MPs voted against requiring those providing NHS treatment to in-patients for mental disorders to be trained, in relation to the use of force, on "the roles, responsibilities and procedure in the event of police involvement".

MPs were considering the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill[1].

The amendment rejected in this vote was:

  • Amendment 11, page 4, line 18, at end insert—
  • “(l) the roles, responsibilities and procedure in the event of police involvement,”.

The rejected amendment would have impacted Clause 5 of the Bill[2] which was titled: Training in appropriate use of force. The clause provided that: "The responsible person for each mental health unit must provide training for staff that relates to the use of force by staff who work in that unit." The amendment sought to add to the list of topics which that training must include.

A mental health unit was defined in Clause 1 of the Bill[3] as:

  • a health service hospital, or part of a health service hospital, in England, the purpose of which is to provide treatment to in-patients for mental disorder,


  • an independent hospital, or part of an independent hospital, in England—
  • (i) the purpose of which is to provide treatment to in-patients for mental disorder, and
  • (ii) where at least some of that treatment is provided, or is intended to be provided, for the purposes of the NHS.

No explanatory statement accompanied the rejected amendment.[4]


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Christopher ChopeChristchurchContellaye
Philip DaviesShipleyContellaye
Philip HolloboneKetteringConaye
Nigel AdamsSelby and AinstyConno
Edward ArgarCharnwoodConno
Victoria AtkinsLouth and HorncastleConno
Richard BenyonNewburywhilst Conno
Karen BradleyStaffordshire MoorlandsConno
James CartlidgeSouth SuffolkConno
Jo ChurchillBury St EdmundsConno
Robert CourtsWitneyConno
Michelle DonelanChippenhamContellno
Jackie Doyle-PriceThurrockConno
Michael EllisNorthampton NorthConno
Nigel EvansRibble ValleyConno
Kevin FosterTorbayConno
Lucy FrazerSouth East CambridgeshireConno
Greg HandsChelsea and FulhamConno
Rebecca HarrisCastle PointConno
Chris Heaton-HarrisDaventryConno
George HollingberyMeon ValleyConno
Julian KnightSolihullContellno
Jack LoprestiFilton and Bradley StokeConno
Scott MannNorth CornwallConno
Amanda MillingCannock ChaseConno
Damien MooreSouthportConno
Wendy MortonAldridge-BrownhillsConno
Neil O'BrienHarboroughConno
Christopher PincherTamworthConno
Tom PursgloveCorbyConno
Jeremy QuinHorshamConno
Will QuinceColchesterConno
Mary RobinsonCheadleConno
Chloe SmithNorwich NorthConno
Maggie ThroupErewashConno
Michael TomlinsonMid Dorset and North PooleConno
Craig TraceyNorth WarwickshireConno
Anne-Marie TrevelyanBerwick-upon-TweedConno
Matt WarmanBoston and SkegnessConno
Jeremy WrightKenilworth and SouthamConno
Nick BrownNewcastle upon Tyne EastLabno
Steve PoundEaling NorthLabno
Chris RuaneVale of ClwydLabno
Alan CampbellTynemouthLabboth
Justin MaddersEllesmere Port and NestonLabboth
Sandy MartinIpswichLabboth
Fiona OnasanyaPeterboroughwhilst Labboth
Steve ReedCroydon NorthLabboth
Andrew SlaughterHammersmithLabboth
Alex SobelLeeds North WestLabboth
Wera HobhouseBathLDemno
Norman LambNorth NorfolkLDemno

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