HL Deb 18 December 1997 vol 584 c729

11.37 a.m.

Lord Rowallan

My Lords, I beg to introduce a Bill to amend the Mental Health Act 1983 to provide greater access to hospital accommodation for mentally ill people; and for connected purposes. I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read a first time.—(Lord Rowallan.)

On Question, Bill read a first time, and to be printed.