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Mental Health Act 1983 Independent Review

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL17323, tabled on 18 July 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish a White Paper setting out their response to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983, chaired by Sir Simon Wessely.

Answered on

25 July 2019

We recently announced that the Government will publish a White Paper by the end of the year.

The White Paper will set out the Government’s response, in full, to the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 and will pave the way for new legislation.

We remain committed to reforming mental health law and will develop and bring forward legislation when Parliamentary time allows.