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MPs who suffer mental health problems will benefit from the government’s decision to back a Bill going through Parliament:

The Deputy Prime Minister announced that the Government is backing the Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill brought forward by Gavin Barwell MP, which receives Second Reading in the House of Commons today.

The Bill repeals section 141 of the Mental Health Act, which sets out that an MP automatically loses their seat if detained under the Act for more than six months. It also amends similar discriminatory provisions in legislation concerning

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  • User AvatarJames Ridgwell 29th Jul - 8:57pm
    i also agree we should start/promote a LD business network, the better to make sure pro-business policies make it into party policy & to take...
  • User AvatarPeter 29th Jul - 8:48pm
    This is a matter of public safety that should be decided on the basis of the objective scientific evidence. That is the only criteria that...
  • User AvatarTpfkar 29th Jul - 8:28pm
    @TCO in my experience, when you have any 22 Lib Dems in a room, getting 'diversity of opinion' is rarely an issue. Getting them to...
  • User AvatarRob Inkpen 29th Jul - 8:27pm
    Hi Simon I have been following the discussion and agree that this sort of group focused on business policies is vital if we are to...
  • User AvatarDavid Cooper 29th Jul - 8:16pm
    Good one Tim! Never let facts get in the way of grandstanding. Even better, by the time patients who are infected with various nasty blood...
  • User AvatarStephen Donnelly 29th Jul - 8:11pm
    I am disappointed that Norman Lamb is still at Health. Whilst his campaigning on mental health was widely admired, there was hardly any disagreement between...