SENI’S LAW GETS THIRD READING IN HOUSE OF COMMONS  “This is our chance to make mental health services safe and equal for everyone” – Steve Reed MP

Croydon North MP Steve Reed's private members bill - known as Seni's Law - has been given a third reading in the House of Commons. Steve Reed told MPs: "My thanks go to the many people who have had a hand in the bill, from the Minister to Members on both sides of the House, … Continue reading SENI’S LAW GETS THIRD READING IN HOUSE OF COMMONS  “This is our chance to make mental health services safe and equal for everyone” – Steve Reed MP

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SENI’S LAW: MP STEVE REED’S BILL HAS THIRD READING IN HOUSE OF COMMONS

MP Steve Reed's bill - 'Seni's Law' is having a third reading in the House of Commons. Mr Reed told the House: The Bill is known as Seni’s law after Seni Lewis, a young man from Thornton Heath in my constituency who died in 2010 after a period of severe and prolonged face-down restraint. Seni is one of too … Continue reading SENI’S LAW: MP STEVE REED’S BILL HAS THIRD READING IN HOUSE OF COMMONS

SENI’S LAW: “EVERYBODY IN THIS HOUSE IS VERY CLEAR THAT THEY WANT THIS BILL TO MAKE PROGRESS” – Minister

The Parliamentary debate on Steve Reed's bill, known as (Seni's Law) included many amendments and lengthy comments from backbenchers. Comments from Jackie Doyle-Price, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care included the following: First, I thank and congratulate Mr Reed on his tireless work getting this important Bill to Report, and I hope it makes further progress. It is … Continue reading SENI’S LAW: “EVERYBODY IN THIS HOUSE IS VERY CLEAR THAT THEY WANT THIS BILL TO MAKE PROGRESS” – Minister

SENI’S LAW: MP STEVE REED’S MENTAL HEALTH BILL GETS SECOND READING IN COMMONS “Coroner warned that that future deaths will occur unless action is taken – that action is this bill”

MPs from all parties have backed the second reading of Steve Reed's mental health units (use of force) bill - known as Seni's Law - in a Commons vote. Seni Lewis died at Bethlem Royal hospital after 11 police officers took it in turns to hold him face down on the floor for a total … Continue reading SENI’S LAW: MP STEVE REED’S MENTAL HEALTH BILL GETS SECOND READING IN COMMONS “Coroner warned that that future deaths will occur unless action is taken – that action is this bill”

SENI’S LAW – THE DEBATE

SENI'S LAW: The following is a précis of the debate: Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd November 2017. Steve Reed Shadow Minister (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Civil Society) 9:52 pm, 3rd November 2017 I beg to move, That the Bill be now … Continue reading SENI’S LAW – THE DEBATE

SENI’S LAW – LET’S STOP DEATHS OF MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS SAYS MP STEVE REED  

SENI'S LAW - LET'S STOP DEATHS OF MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS SAYS MP STEVE REED   From Croydon North MP Steve Reed: Seni Lewis was a young man from Thornton Heath who died in a mental health hospital after 11 police officers took it in turns to pin him face down on the floor.  Since 1990, … Continue reading SENI’S LAW – LET’S STOP DEATHS OF MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS SAYS MP STEVE REED