This Consultation Paper is circulated for comment. It does not represent the settled views of the Government. In some areas, the Government has indicated its preliminary views in the paper which will be reviewed in the light of comments received.
The Lord Chancellor's Department would be grateful to receive comments on the paper by 31 March 1998. Responses received after that date will not be taken into account.
Responses should be addressed to:
Family Policy Division
Lord Chancellor's Department
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Tel: 0171-210 8871
Responses can also be e-mailed to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
It would be particularly helpful if responses could be set out in the order of the questions in the Paper. A summary of consultation questions is given in Annex A of the Paper.
Any request to treat all, or part, of a reply in confidence will of course be respected. If no such request is made it will be assumed that the reply is not intended to be confidential. The Green Paper is also published by The Stationary Office and is available from The Publications Centre and The Stationery Office Bookshops (ISBN 0-10-138032-1, Cm 3808, £12.70).
|»||Chapter 1: Introduction|
|»||Chapter 2: Background|
|»||Chapter 3: Three Key Principles: Capacity, Best Interests, and the General Authority to Act Reasonably|
|»||Chapter 4: Advance Statements about Health Care|
|»||Chapter 5: Independent Supervision of Medical and Research Procedures|
|»||Chapter 6: Continuing Powers of Attorney|
|»||Chapter 7: Decision-Making by the Court|
|»||Chapter 8: Public Law Protection for People at Risk|
|»||Chapter 9: Judicial Forum|
|»||Annex A: Summary of questions|
|»||Annex B: The Law Commission's recommendations|
|»||Annex C: Glossary of terms used in the Report|
|»||Annex D: Background information on the Public Trust Office and the Official Solicitor|