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Mental Health Act 1983

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 106740, tabled on 18 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy to (a) bring forward legislative proposals to reform the Mental Health Act (1983) during the 2021-22 session of Parliament and (b) ensure that the needs of children and young people are the central objective of that reform.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

24 January 2022

Legislation to reform the Mental Health Act 1983 will be brought forward when parliamentary time allows. The reforms will ensure that people of all ages, including children and young people, are at the centre of decisions about their own care and everyone is treated equally.

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