Ad Hoc Joint Committee on the Mental Capacity Bill - Call for Evidence

The Mental Capacity Bill was introduced into the Assembly on 8 June 2015. It is anticipated that the Committee Stage will begin in mid June 2015.

The Ad Hoc Joint Committee would welcome your views/comments on the contents of the Bill.  Written evidence should be submitted, preferably by e-mail to:

or, by post, to:

The Committee Clerk, Room 144, Parliament Buildings, Ballymiscaw, Stormont, Belfast, BT4 3XX.

Your written submission must be structured to address the specific clauses/schedule of the Bill and, if appropriate, should include any amendments you wish to propose to the text. You will wish to note that your submission (either in whole or part) will be published on the Committee website.

The closing date for written submissions passed on 7 July 2015.

If you have any queries or require any further information please contact the Committee office on 028 9052 1634 or 028 9052 1841.

The Mental Capacity Bill (as introduced) can be found here.

The Explanatory and Financial Memorandum can be found here.

Correspondence from the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, the Department of Justice and others can be found here.

Research Papers can be found here.  

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