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Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013

2013 CHAPTER 8

Make further provision about discrimination against people on the grounds of their mental health.

[28th February 2013]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1Members of Parliament etc.U.K.

(1)Section 141 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (disqualification of MPs and members of devolved bodies on grounds of mental illness) is repealed.

(2)Any rule of the common law which disqualifies a person from membership of the House of Commons on grounds of mental illness is abolished.

(3)The Schedule (which includes amendments and repeals consequential on subsection (1)) has effect.

2JurorsU.K.

(1)In section 1 of the Juries Act 1974 (qualification for jury service)—

(a)in subsection (1), omit paragraph (c) (but not the “and” after it),

(b)omit subsection (2), and

(c)in subsection (3), for “Part 2 of that Schedule” substitute “ Schedule 1 ”.

(2)In Schedule 1 to that Act (the title to which becomes “ Persons Disqualified for Jury Service ”, with the title to Part 1 becoming “Persons subject to Mental Health Act 1983 or Mental Capacity Act 2005” and the title to Part 2 becoming “Other Persons Disqualified for Jury Service”), for paragraph 1 substitute—

A person for the time being liable to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.

A person for the time being resident in a hospital on account of mental disorder as defined by the Mental Health Act 1983.

Commencement Information

I1S. 2 in force at 15.7.2013 by S.I. 2013/1694, art. 2

3Company directorsU.K.

(1)In the Companies (Model Articles) Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/3229), omit the following provisions (model articles of association: termination of director's appointment on grounds of mental health)—

(a)in Schedule 1, paragraph 18(e),

(b)in Schedule 2, paragraph 18(e), and

(c)in Schedule 3, paragraph 22(e).

(2)In the RTM Companies (Model Articles) (England) Regulations 2009 (S.I. 2009/2767), in the Schedule, omit paragraph 23(e) (model articles of association: termination of director's appointment on grounds of mental health).

(3)In the RTM Companies (Model Articles) (Wales) Regulations 2011 (S.I. 2011/2680), omit the following provisions (model articles of association: termination of director's appointment on grounds of mental health)—

(a)in Schedule 1, paragraph 23(e), and

(b)in Schedule 2, paragraph 23(d).

4Commencement, extent and short titleU.K.

(1)Sections 1 and 3 come into force at the end of two months beginning with the day on which this Act is passed.

(2)Section 2 comes into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint; and an order under this subsection may include savings or transitional provisions.

(3)An amendment, repeal or revocation made by this Act has the same extent as the provision amended, repealed or revoked.

(4)The other provisions of this Act extend to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(5)This Act may be cited as the Mental Health (Discrimination) Act 2013.

Section 1

SCHEDULEU.K.Section 1(1): consequential amendments and repeals

Mental Health Act 1983U.K.

1(1)In section 145(1) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (interpretation), in the definition of “mental disorder”, for “sections 86(4) and 141(6B)” substitute “ section 86(4) ”.U.K.

(2)In section 146 of that Act (application to Scotland), omit “141,”.

(3)In section 147 of that Act (application to Northern Ireland), omit “141,”.

Scotland Act 1998U.K.

2(1)In section 17 of the Scotland Act 1998 (disqualification from membership of the Scottish Parliament), in subsection (4)—U.K.

(a)omit “section 141 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (mental illness) and”, and

(b)for “either of those sections” substitute “ that section ”.

(2)In Schedule 8 to that Act, omit paragraph 19 and the preceding cross-heading.

Government of Wales Act 1998U.K.

3In Schedule 12 to the Government of Wales Act 1998 (minor and consequential amendments), omit paragraph 23.

Northern Ireland Act 1998U.K.

4(1)In section 37 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (disqualification from membership of the Northern Ireland Assembly), in subsection (4)—U.K.

(a)omit “section 141 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (mental illness) and”, and

(b)for “either of those sections” substitute “ that section ”.

(2)In Schedule 13 to that Act, omit paragraph 5(3).

Government of Wales Act 2006U.K.

5(1)In section 18 of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (disqualification from membership of the National Assembly for Wales)—U.K.

(a)in subsection (5), omit paragraph (a) and the “and” after it, and

(b)in subsection (6), for “a provision” substitute “ the provision ”.

(2)In Schedule 10 to that Act (minor and consequential amendments), omit paragraph 13 and the preceding cross-heading.

Mental Health Act 2007U.K.

6(1)In Schedule 1 to the Mental Health Act 2007 (categories of mental disorder), omit paragraph 16.U.K.

(2)In Schedule 3 to that Act (supervised community treatment), omit paragraph 33 and the preceding cross-heading.

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