Mental Health (Discrimination) (No. 2) Act 2013
- Type of Bill:
- Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)
- Gavin Barwell
- Lord Stevenson of Coddenham
Progress of the Bill
Bill started in the House of Commons
- House of Commons
- House of Lords
- Royal Assent
- Royal Assent 28 February, 2013 | 28.02.2013
Act of Parliament
|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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