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Mental Health (Discrimination) (No. 2) Bill 2012-13
(This Bill is from a previous session)
Bill is now an Act
Type of Bill:
A Bill presented by Gavin Barwell MP to make further provision about discrimination against people on the grounds of their mental health.
The Bill aims to:
- remove the blanket ban that forbids anyone suffering with a mental disorder from regularly undertaking jury service;
- amend existing legislation which states that a person may cease to be a director of a public or private company because of a mental health condition, and;
- remove legislation whereby an MP is required to forfeit seat if they are sectioned under the Mental Health Act for a period of more than six months.
In the current parliamentary session, Lord Stevenson of Coddenham tabled a similar Bill tackling discrimination against people suffering with mental health problems, but a second reading date has yet to be scheduled for that Bill.