|MPs have voted to send Mental Health Bill to House of Lords|
This is excellent news. MPs in the House of Commons last Friday voted to send this important Bill to the House of Lords. The Bill, sponsored by Conservative MP Gavin Barwell, has now received full momentum to become the law of the land, ending discrimination against people with mental illness that does not affect their ability to operate day-to-day. Currently in 21st Century Britain, it is still illegal for someone taking anti-depressants to sit on a jury, as if Bedlam Hospital was still open! In addition this Bill would repeal legislative provisions that can prevent people with mental health conditions from serving as Members of Parliament, members of the devolved legislatures or company directors.