By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments
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There were a number of Private Members’ Bills I wanted to vote on this week. One was votes at 16 the other was my colleague, Steve Reed’s, Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill. This Bill aims to make provision about the oversight and management of the appropriate use of force in relation to people in mental health units and similar institutions; to make provision about the use of body cameras by police officers in the course of duties in relation to people in mental health units; and for connected purposes.

The Bill will only impact upon England, but I support it as I hope that as the Bill progresses we can work with the Welsh Assembly to see it have a positive impact for Wales.

I intervened in the opening speeches and made this point to my colleague and I was grateful for his response and willingness to work with the Welsh Assembly Government.

There was a positive outcome for this Bill as it passed its Second Reading and will now move onto Committee Stage where it will be scrutinised and amendments added to make it work effectively.

By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

I attended a parliamentary event bringing together people with living with mental health problems from Delyn to discuss mental health services.

The event – ‘Mental Health: Raising the Bar’ – was organised by national mental health charity Mind and took place on 13 September in the House of Commons, with the aim of promoting conversations between people with mental health problems, local Minds responsible for providing services and policymakers.

I listened to the experiences of people affected by poor mental health and showed my commitment to ‘raising the bar’ for mental health services in Flintshire by putting my name to a pledge board. Read more “Supporting MIND”