Announcing the inquiry Harriet Harman, Chair of the Committee, said:
"This could affect your child, your brother or sister, your mother or father. The Committee wants to know -- does the system protect people's rights or is it working against them?"
The Committee is issuing an open call for evidence from interested parties and would welcome written submissions by Friday 2 March on:
- Whether the Law Commission’s proposals for Liberty Protection Safeguards strike the correct balance between adequate protection for human rights with the need for a scheme which is less bureaucratic and onerous than the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Whether the Government should proceed to implement the proposals for Liberty Protection Safeguards as a matter of urgency
- Whether a definition of deprivation of liberty for care and treatment should be debated by Parliament and set out in statute
You can read how to submit evidence on the Parliament website here