For any of you that may have strong views on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill, and the impact it will have around safeguards for deprivation of liberty, there is currently an opportunity for you to have your say:
Do you have relevant expertise and experience or a special interest in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) [Lords] Bill, which is currently passing through Parliament?
If so, you can submit your views in writing to the House of Commons Public Bill Committee which is going to consider this Bill.
The Public Bill Committee is now able to receive written evidence. The sooner you send in your submission, the more time the Committee will have to take it into consideration.
The Committee will meet for the first time on Tuesday 15 January 2019. It will stop receiving written evidence at the end of the Committee stage, which is expected to be not later than 5.00pm on Thursday 24 January 2019. However, please note that when the Committee concludes its consideration of the Bill it is no longer able to receive written evidence and it can conclude earlier than the expected deadline of 5.00pm on Thursday 24 January 2019.*
The debate reported here https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2018-12-18/debates/BB6FE0AA-895A-4FA4-AC45-9A3E86D833FC/MentalCapacity(Amendment)Bill(Lords)#division-23058 does provide a good overview of all of the issues.
Guidance about how to submit evidence is here: https://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2018/december/have-your-say-on-the-mental-capacity-amendment-bill/