Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill — Schedule 1 — Authorisation of Deprivation of Liberty — 12 Feb 2019 at 18:15
The majority of MPs voted against requiring a pre-authorisation review by an approved mental capacity professional before an authorisation for the deprivation of liberty of a mentally incapacitated person is made on the basis of a statement from a care home manager.
MPs were considering the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill.
The amendment rejected in this vote was:
- Amendment 50, page 17, line 13, at end insert—
- “(ca) the arrangements are being authorised under paragraph 16 of this Schedule, or”
Had it not been rejected the new subclause would have extended the list of circumstances where a "Pre-authorisation review" has to be carried out by a "Approved Mental Capacity Professional" to include those where a statement from a care home manager is the basis of an authorisation for the deprivation of liberty of a mentally incapacitated person.
The rejected amendment was accompanied by the following explanatory statement:
- This amendment would require an AMCP to review all cases where the responsible body is authorising arrangements based on a statement provided by a care home manager.
The Bill provided that criteria for approval of Approved Mental Capacity Professionals may be set by regulations.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, Parliament.uk
-  Page of Parliament's webpage on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill containing the element subject to this vote, Parliament.uk
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||291 (+2 tell)||0||0||92.4%|
|Lab||0||231 (+2 tell)||0||91.0%|