dementia : 1 Commons debate DEMENTIA & REFERENDUM VOTE

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  1. jimbo 111

    jimbo 111 Registered User

    Jan 23, 2009
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    dementia : 1 Commons debate
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    European Union Referendum Bill: Clause 2 - Entitlement to Vote in the Referendum (18 Jun 2015)http://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2015-06-18a.494.4&s=dementia#g507.2
    [SIZE=4[COLOR="#FF0000"]]Sarah Wollaston: ...different thresholds, but we do not deny people
    detained under the Mental Health Act the opportunity to vote. We do not
    deny the opportunity to vote to people who may lack capacity because of
    advanced *dementia*. We understand that those people need the
    opportunity to express their voice. The wider point is that as the age
    of our population increases, which is a good thing-the only...[/SIZE]dementia : 1 Written Answer[/COLOR]===========================

    Written Answers - Department of Health: Dementia (18 Jun 2015)
    http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2015-06-10.1994.h&s=dementia#g1994.r0
    Jane Ellison: *Dementia* is an important priority for this Government
    across England and we are committed to ensuring people with *dementia*
    and their families receive the best possible support in all settings.
    That is why in February 2015, the Prime Minister launched his Challenge
    on *Dementia* 2020 as a successor to the Prime Minister's Challenge on
    *Dementia* 2012-2015. The 2020 Challenge aims to...
     
  2. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
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    Yeah. OH who has no capacity anymore, is allowed to vote, whereas I am not. The mind boggles.
     

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