Policy paper

Mental Capacity Act: government response to the House of Lords Select Committee report

Response setting out a system-wide programme of work to implement the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government



The government, together with our partners, has closely considered the 39 recommendations of the House of Lords. It has also reviewed inputs and insights received from our discussions with a wide range of stakeholders. This response sets out a system-wide programme of work over 2014 to 2015 and beyond that we believe will make a real improvement to the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act.

Published 10 June 2014
Last updated 6 October 2014 + show all updates
  1. Easy read version of response added.
  2. First published.