Speeches

30th November 2012
Charles Walker MP speaking in the House of Commons

Charles Walker moves a minor amendment to the Mental Health (Discrimination) (No. 2) Bill. The Bill repeals laws that can prevent people with mental health conditions from serving as MPs, jurors, or company directors. The amendment makes technical changes to the wording in the Juries Act to remove the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health.

29th October 2012
Charles Walker MP speaking in the House of Commons

Following the discovery of irregularities in the way different strategic health authorities approve doctors who can assess patients for detention under the Mental Health Act, new emergency legislation is to be introduced this week. Charles Walker calls on the Government to take this opportunity to ensure that people who are ill get the representation and advocacy they deserve and that they - and their rights - are taken seriously in future.

14th September 2012
Charles Walker MP speaking in the House of Commons

Charles Walker backs a Private Member’s Bill to reduce the stigma and negative perceptions associated with mental illness. The Bill would also repeal laws that can prevent people with mental health conditions from serving as Members of Parliament, jurors, or company directors.

14th June 2012
Charles Walker MP speaking in the House of Commons

Charles Walker recounts his personal experiences of living with obsessive compulsive disorder. He calls for better access to independent advocacy for people facing incarceration or community treatment orders and also for a review of the arbitary way mental health issues are currently dealt with on CRB checks.

21st November 2011

Charles Walker leads a Parliamentary debate calling for a new approach to mental health care based on compassion, understanding and respect.

15th November 2011

Charles Walker urges the Government to press ahead with Marine Conservation Zones to ensure fish populations can recover and start to restock our over-fished seas.

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