How many of you are aware of this bill which has just been put before Parliament? There are two aspects in it that I think we should be pretty worried about. One is that food and water provided by drip be re classified as 'medical treatment' as opposed to basic care and could be withdrawn as such, thus hastening death. The other is the 'advance directive or decision'. This is an advance statement made by the patient, while sound of mind, what treatments they do or do not wish. There's nothing wrong with that, but unfortunately, this statement does not need to be written down, witnessed or registered, and can be reported orally by a relative to a doctor. It will also be legally binding. I think in legal terms that this is shot full of holes. If a relative wanted to inherit, all they would need to do is say that the patient told them that they didn't want treatment by drip and that would be that. No checks, no nothing. Given that we have had a case where a nurse was convicted of killing two patients who were bed blocking, and another case of eleven people on a ward in England being starved to death, I think we should be very worried about this. A lot of people with Alzheimers are ending up in hospitals because so many nursing homes are closing, and they are going to be particularly vulnerable, I think.