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Mental Health (Discrimination) (No. 2) Act 2013

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)
Sponsors:
Gavin Barwell
Lord Stevenson of Coddenham

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Lords HL Bill 62 2012-2013 (as brought from the Commons on 3 December 2012) | PDF version, 79KB 04.12.2012

Latest news on the Mental Health (Discrimination) (No. 2) Act 2013

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 28 February. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Summary of the Mental Health (Discrimination) (No. 2) Act 2013

The aim of the Bill is to reduce the stigma and negative perceptions associated with mental illness. It would repeal legislative provisions that can prevent people with mental health conditions from serving as Members of Parliament, members of the devolved legislatures, jurors, or company directors.

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