The Government has published an interim response to the Law Commission's report on Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty but does not expect to respond in full until "Spring 2018"
The announcement was made via a written statement to the House from Jackie Doyle-Price (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health) who welcomed the report which they are now:
"carefully considering .... We will now engage with a range of stakeholders to understand in greater detail how these changes can be implemented. We will also consider what enabling actions need to be taken to support the Mental Capacity Act ethos of greater empowerment and care centred around people, their wishes and aspirations."
You can read the full statment on the Parliament website.
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