Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill — Second Reading — 18 Dec 2018 at 18:53
The majority of MPs voted for a new scheme of authorisations and safeguards intended to protect those subject to the deprivation of liberty for the purposes of healthcare.
The Bill sought to simplify the system for authorising deprivation of liberty; to ensure consultation with carers, families and others; and to introduce "Approved Mental Capacity Professionals" to review an authorisation if the cared-for person objects to it. The Bill also extended the period for the renewal of authorisations to three years in certain circumstances.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That the Bill be now read a Second time.
The Bill applied to England and Wales.
The passing of this motion enabled the bill to continue on the path to becoming law.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill
-  Explanatory notes to the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill
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 are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||293 (+2 tell)||0||0||93.1%|
|Lab||0||221 (+2 tell)||1||87.2%|
|Kevan Jones||North Durham||Lab (minister)||both|