HC Deb 08 June 1998 vol 313 c413W
Mr. O'Hara

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department when he expects to introduce legislation to reform(a) adult protective legislation and (b) enduring power of attorney. [43959]

Mr. Hoon

Consultation on the Green Paper "Who Decides—Making Decisions on Behalf of Mentally Incapacitated Adults" has not closed. Well over 3,000 responses have been received and are being collated for analysis by an interdepartmental working group of officials. No decision has yet been made as to a timetable for taking matters forward if it is decided to proceed to legislation in these areas.