MPs Offer Plan For Mental Health Bill

Two Welsh MPs have put forward plans for a compromise on the Government’s highly contentious Mental Health Bill. Ministers want to make it easier to detain people and force them to be treated, regardless of whether they have committed a crime.

Peers have already voted against the idea of compulsion, and the Bill is back in the Commons next week.

Now Rhondda MP Chris Bryant and Bridgend’s Madeleine Moon, with three colleagues, have put forward a compromise amendment that says treatment should be given only if it is likely to help the patient.