HC Deb 26 March 2001 vol 365 c454W
Miss McIntosh

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to present a mental health Bill to Parliament. [153486]

Mr. Hutton

We have set out our plans to reform the Mental Health Act 1983 in a White Paper, "Reforming the Mental Health Act", published in December 2000. We are committed to modernising mental health legislation and will introduce a Bill as soon as parliamentary time allows.