HC Deb 07 July 1997 vol 297 cc323-4W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what plans he has to act on the Law Commission report (Law Com 231) to clarify the law on mental incapacity. [5524]

Mr. Hoon

The Government recognises the importance of clarifying the law in this area to provide a clear framework for those involved in making decisions on behalf of incapacitated adults and to ensure that the welfare and interests of the incapacitated person are adequately protected. It is hoped that progress will be made on the subject at an early opportunity.