HC Deb 15 July 1997 vol 298 c94W
Mr. Berry

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what plans he has for further consultation on the recommendations of the Law Commission's report "Mental Incapacity" (Law Com. No. 231); and over what period. [8696]

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.