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Bill documents — Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL] 2017-19

Bills

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 171 Commons amendment in lieu of a Lords amendment, and Commons amendments to a Commons amendment in lieu of a Lords amendment to a Commons amendment | PDF version 03.04.2019
Commons Bill 345 2017-19, Lords Amendments to the Bill | PDF version 27.02.2019
Lords HL Bill 161 Commons amendments | PDF version 13.02.2019
Commons Bill 323 2017-19, as amended | PDF version 22.01.2019
Commons Bill 303 2017-19 (as brought from the Lords) | PDF version 12.12.2018
Lords HL Bill 147 (as amended on Report) | PDF version 27.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 117 (as introduced) | PDF version, 153KB 03.07.2018

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 161 Explanatory Notes | PDF version 13.02.2019
Commons Bill 303 EN 2017-19 | PDF version 12.12.2018
Lords HL Bill 117 Explanatory Notes | PDF version, 601KB 04.07.2018

Delegated Powers Memoranda

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill.

House Delegated Powers Memorandum Date
Lords Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill [HL]: Delegated Powers Memorandum (PDF, 184KB) 04.07.2018

"English votes for English laws"

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, the Speaker certifies Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. In relation to Finance Bills, the Speaker may certify founding financial motions, or clauses or schedules, as relating exclusively to England, Wales and Northern Ireland.The text of certificates issued by the Speaker, and information prepared by the Government on how government amendments affect the territorial application of provisions of the bill, are available here. (Similar information about the bill itself can be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

House English votes for English laws Date
Commons Speaker's Signed Certificate (PDF) 03.04.2019
Commons Departmental Memorandum for Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF) 29.03.2019
Commons Legislative Grand Committee England and Wales Consent Motion 12 February 2019 (PDF) 12.02.2019
Commons Speaker's Signed Certificate 12 February 2019 (PDF) 12.02.2019
Commons Departmental Memorandum for Report Stage (PDF) 11.02.2019
Commons Departmental Memorandum for Committee Stage (PDF) 07.02.2019
Commons Speaker's Signed Certificate (PDF) 07.01.2019

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

See Lords amendments on the new Lords amendments page

House Amendment Paper Date
Lords HL Bill 171(a) Motions for consideration of Commons amendments (PDF) 08.04.2019
Commons Commons Consideration of Lords Messages as at 2 April 2019 | PDF version 02.04.2019
Commons Notices of CCLM Amendments as at 29 March 2019 | PDF version 01.04.2019
Lords HL Bill 161-I Marshalled list for consideration of Commons amendments (PDF) 25.02.2019
Lords HL Bill 161(a) Motion for consideration of Commons amendments (PDF) 18.02.2019
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 12 February 2019 | PDF version 12.02.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 8 February 2019 | PDF version 11.02.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 February 2019 | PDF version 08.02.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 6 February 2019 | PDF version 07.02.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 5 February 2019 | PDF version 06.02.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 22 January 2019 | PDF version 22.01.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 17 January 2019 | PDF version 18.01.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 January 2019 | PDF version 17.01.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 January 2019 | PDF version 16.01.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 15 January 2019 | PDF version 15.01.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 11 January 2019 | PDF version 14.01.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 10 January 2019 | PDF version 11.01.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 9 January 2019 | PDF version 10.01.2019
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 7 January 2019 | PDF version 08.01.2019
Lords HL Bill 147(a) Amendment for Third Reading (PDF) 05.12.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-R-II Second marshalled list for Report (PDF) 23.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-R-I(Rev)(a) Amendments for Report, supplementary to the revised marshalled list (PDF) 22.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-R-I(Rev) Revised marshalled list for Report (PDF) 20.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-R-I Marshalled list for Report (PDF) 19.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-R(i) Amendments for Report (PDF) 16.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-R(h) Amendments for Report (PDF) 15.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-R(g) Amendments for Report (PDF) 14.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-R(f) Amendments for Report (PDF) 13.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-R(e) Amendments for Report (PDF) 12.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-R(d) Amendments for Report (PDF) 09.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-R(c) Amendments for Report (PDF) 07.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-R(b) Amendments for Report (PDF) 06.11.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-R(a) Amendments for Report (PDF) 25.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-III(a) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the third marshalled list (PDF) 19.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-III Third marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 18.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-II(b) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the second marshalled list (PDF) 17.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-II(a) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the second marshalled list (PDF) 12.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-II Second marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 11.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-I(h) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF) 10.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-I(g) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF) 08.10.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-I(f) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF) 21.09.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-I(e) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF) 20.09.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-I(d) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF) 17.09.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-I(c) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF) 13.09.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-I(b) Amendment for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF) 05.09.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-I(a) Amendments for Committee, supplementary to the marshalled list (PDF) 04.09.2018
Lords HL Bill 117-I Marshalled list for Committee (PDF) 03.09.2018
Lords HL Bill 117(o) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 31.08.2018
Lords HL Bill 117(n) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 30.08.2018
Lords HL Bill 117(m) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 29.08.2018
Lords HL Bill 117(l) Amendment for Committee (PDF) 28.08.2018
Lords HL Bill 117(k) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 24.08.2018
Lords HL Bill 117(j) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 23.08.2018
Lords HL Bill 117(i) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 21.08.2018
Lords HL Bill 117(h) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 20.08.2018
Lords HL Bill 117(g) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 17.08.2018
Lords HL Bill 117(f) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 16.08.2018
Lords HL Bill 117(e) Amendments for Committee (PDF) 15.08.2018
Lords HL Bill 117(d) Amendment for Committee (PDF, 49KB) 24.07.2018
Lords HL Bill 117(c) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 71KB) 19.07.2018
Lords HL Bill 117(b) Amendment for Committee (PDF, 51KB) 18.07.2018
Lords HL Bill 117(a) Amendments for Committee (PDF, 48KB) 17.07.2018

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF) 02.04.2019
Commons Consideration on Report (PDF) 12.02.2019
Commons Provisional Selection of Amendments for Report Stage (PDF) 11.02.2019
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF) 21.01.2019
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF) 16.01.2019
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF) 14.01.2019

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Messages as at 2 April 2019 | PDF version 03.04.2019
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 12 February 2019 | PDF version 13.02.2019
Commons All proceedings up to 22 January 2019 at Public Bill Committee Stage | PDF version 23.01.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 22 January 2019 | PDF version 23.01.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 17 January 2019 | PDF version 18.01.2019
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 15 January 2019 | PDF version 16.01.2019

Briefing papers

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

House Briefing papers Date
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 17.12.2018

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill 19.12.2018

Library Notes

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House Library Notes Date
Lords Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill: Briefing for Lords Stages 11.07.2018

Human rights memoranda

The Government human rights memorandum is prepared by the Government to assist the Joint Committee on Human Rights with its scrutiny of the Bill’s human rights implications.

House Human rights memorandum Date
Lords Memorandum for the Joint Committee on Human Rights from the Department of Health and Social Care (PDF) 29.10.2018

Written evidence

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

House Written evidence Date
Commons Written evidence: Leicestershire County Council DOLS Service (MCAB63) 23.01.2019
Commons Written evidence: Royal College of Nursing (MCAB64) (PDF) 23.01.2019
Commons Written evidence: Nigel Hodder, Best Interests Assessor for DOLS (MCAB65) 23.01.2019
Commons Written evidence: Liz Gale, Mental Capacity Act Lead, Bi-Borough Adults Social Care and Public Health, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council (MCAB66) 23.01.2019
Commons Written evidence: Devon County Council (MCAB67) 23.01.2019
Commons Written evidence: Doughty Street Chambers Court of Protection Team (MCAB68) 23.01.2019
Commons Written evidence: Dr Amanda Thompsell (Chair, Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry, Royal College of Psychiatrists), Dr Hugh Series (Consultant old age psychiatrist), and Dr Sharmi Bhattacharyya (MCAB69) (PDF) 23.01.2019
Commons Written evidence: Adrian Watts (MCAB70) 23.01.2019
Commons Written evidence: Dr R. L. Symonds (MCAB71) 23.01.2019
Commons Written evidence: Liz Spires, social worker (MCAB72) 23.01.2019
Commons Written evidence: Penny Calthrop (MCAB73) 23.01.2019
Commons Written evidence: Tom Grace (MCAB74) 23.01.2019
Commons Written evidence: Challenging Behaviour Foundation (MCAB75) (PDF) 23.01.2019
Commons Written evidence: Wendy and Graham Enderby (MCAB76) 23.01.2019
Commons Written evidence: Association of Directors of Adults Social Services (ADASS) (MCAB77) 23.01.2019
Commons Written evidence: Catherine Brewin (MCAB78) 23.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: British Medical Association (MCAB40) (PDF) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Dan Baker, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Lead Officer, Central Bedfordshire Council (MCAB41) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Jess Flanagan, Senior Associate solicitor, Health and Welfare Court of Protection, Clarke Willmott LLP (MCAB42) (PDF) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Hywel Dda University Health Board (MCAB43) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) (MCAB44) (PDF) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: David Thornicroft, Managing Director, St Thomas Training (MCAB45) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Inclusion London and People First Self-Advocacy (MCAB46) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Professor Rosie Harding, Chair in Law and Society, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham (MCAB47) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Lincolnshire County Council (MCAB48) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: North East Lincolnshire MCA Group (formerly the Strategic Network) (MCAB49) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Marc Robertson (MCAB50) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Court of Protection Practitioners Association (MCAB51) (PDF) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Irwin Mitchell (MCAB52) (PDF) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Ray Colyer, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Manager, Islington Council (MCAB53) (PDF) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Best Interest Assessors, Sheffield City Council (MCAB54) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Dimensions (MCAB55) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Christiane Plaum, MCA DoLS Team Manager, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Team, West Sussex County Council (MCAB56) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Tracey Cave, Social Worker/AMHP/BIA, BIA Team, Middlesbrough Council (MCAB57) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: MIND (MCAB58) (PDF) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Independent Age (MCAB59) (PDF) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Law Society (MCAB60) (PDF) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: The Relatives and Residents Association (MCAB61) (PDF) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Eleanor Tallon and Annette Wilby, staff members in the MCA and DoLS team at Calderdale Council (MCAB62) 18.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Andrew Lee, Director, People First (MCAB01) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: National DoLS Leads Group (MCAB02) (PDF) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Eloise Jones, Best Interest Assessor/ Senior Social Worker MCA/ DoLS (MCAB03) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Roger Hargreaves (MCAB04) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Dr O Sorinmade, MRC Psych., MSc., LLM, Consultant Older Adult Psychiatrist (MCAB05) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (MCAB06) (PDF) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Andrew MacTaggart, Best interests assessor (MCAB07) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Mike Stone (MCAB08) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Steven Richards (MCAB09) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Samantha Hamer (MCAB10) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Carol Wilkinson (MCAB11) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Kay Matthews (MCAB12) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Sarah Paxton (MCAB13) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Anil Christopher Chopdar (MCAB14) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: David Parker (MCAB15) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Andy Nash (MCAB16) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Colin Newland (MCAB17) (PDF) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Rethink Mental Illness (MCAB18) (PDF) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Derek Boothby (MCAB19) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Sue Adams, DoLS Practice Manager/AMHP/BIA (MCAB20) (PDF) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Citizens Advice Sheffield (MCAB21) (PDF) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Camilla Parker, Just Equality (MCAB22) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Royal Mencap Society (MCAB23) (PDF) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Association for Real Change (ARC), Care England, the National Care Association (NCA), the National Care Forum (NCF), the Registered Nursing Home Association (RNHA), and the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) (MCAB24) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Vincent Duffy (MCAB25) (PDF) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Nick Woodhead (MCAB26) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Albert House Nursing Home (MCAB27) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Haider Malik, Consultant Psychiatrist (MCAB28) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Bill O'Grady, Social Worker (MCAB29) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Stephen Ward, Lead for MHA and MCA Isle of Wight Council and Isle of Wight NHS Trust (MCAB30) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Tracey Hennis, qualified Social Worker and Best Interest Assessor (MCAB31) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Lucy Series, a Wellcome Research Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the School of Law and Politics, at Cardiff University (MCAB32) (PDF) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Sara-Jayne Williams, Mental Capacity Act Coordinator for Bedford Borough Council (MCAB33) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Graham Hennis, a qualified Social Worker and a Best Interests Assessor (MCAB34) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Roger Laidlaw, Social Worker and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Coordinator (MCAB35) (PDF) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Sian Phillips (MCAB36) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Lucy Bright (MCAB37) (PDF) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Adult Safeguarding Service (MCAB38) 16.01.2019
Commons Written Evidence: Learning Disability England (MCAB39) 16.01.2019

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Updated Impact Assessment (PDF) 11.02.2019
Impact Assessment: Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill (PDF, 476KB) 09.07.2018

Will write letters

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

House Will write letters Date
Letter dated 24/07/2018 from Lord O'Shaughnessy to Lords regarding points raised during the second reading of the Mental Capacity (Amendment) bill (PDF, 240KB) 24.07.2018
Annex A: Law Commission recommendations and Government Responses (as referenced in letter dated 24/07/18) (PDF, 204KB) 24.07.2018
Annex B: Illustrative person journeys under DoLS [Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards] v Liberty Protection Safeguards (as referenced in letter dated 24/07/18) (PDF, 482KB) 24.07.2018
Annex C: Flow diagram representing a summary of the process in the new bill (as referenced in letter dated 24/07/18) (PDF, 280KB) 24.07.2018
Annex D: Mental Capacity Act 2005 - Keeling Schedule showing changes which will be effected by the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill (as referenced in letter dated 24/07/18) (PDF, 1MB) 24.07.2018

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