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Mental Health Act 1983

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 63518, tabled on 23 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the Government’s response to the 2018 Green Paper on the Mental Health Act 1983.

Answered on

3 July 2020

The Government’s response to the 2018 Green Paper ‘Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision’ was published in July 2018.

We have also committed to publishing a White Paper which will set out the Government’s response to Sir Simon Wessely’s Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983 and pave the way for reform of the Act.

We will publish our White Paper as soon as it is possible to do so. We will consult publicly on our proposals and will bring forward a Bill to amend the Act when parliamentary time allows.