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Mental health bill dropped from Queen's speech—but still on the agenda

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7374.1191 (Published 23 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1191
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The health secretary, Alan Milburn, has promised to push the controversial new mental health bill for England and Wales through parliament despite its omission from the Queen's speech last week.

    Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Milburn said the consultation on the new proposals, which were launched in June this year, had yielded an unprecedented number of responses, and as soon as these …

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