Mental Health (Discrimination) (No. 2) Bill 2012

The Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill 2010 ran out of Parliamentary time so a similar Bill was introduced in 2012. See Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013.

Description of Bill

The 2012 Bill has been approved by the House of Commons and will have its Second Reading in the House of Lords on 18/1/13. Its clauses would: (1) Repeal s141 MHA 1983 so that the seat of an MP is no longer vacated upon long-term detention under the Act; (2) amend the Juries Act 1974 so that (in addition to the existing category of those lacking capacity) only those liable to be detained under the MHA are excluded from jury service (see jury service page for current provisions); (3) amend the Companies (Model Articles) Regulations 2008 so that a person no longer ceases to be a director when 'by reason of that person’s mental health, a court makes an order which wholly or partly prevents that person from personally exercising any powers or rights which that person would otherwise have'.

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