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Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 13 February 2014

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

1701-04 and 1705

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Care Bill, As Amended

 

Secretary of State’s response to a section 65 regulator’s report on an NHS foundation

 

trust

 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

Mr William Cash

 

Fiona Bruce

 

Mr Gary Streeter

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In section 65KD of the National Health Service Act 2006, after subsection (1)

 

insert—

 

“(1A)    

If the Secretary of State, in relation to the report, would be satisfied as

 

mentioned in subsection (1), with the addition, omission and/or alteration

 

of recommedations contained therein that the Secretary of State regards

 

as reasonable—

 

(a)    

to secure the safety, quality or efficiency of some or all services,

 

or

 

(b)    

in the circumstances of the case

 

    

he may accept the final report as if it had been amended to provide for the

 

addition, omission or alteration so specified.

 

(1B)    

Where the Secretary of State has accepted the report with amendments as

 

specified in subsection (1A), the Secretary of State must as soon as

 

reasonably practicable—

 

(a)    

publish a notice of the decision, the amendments and the reasons

 

for them;

 

(b)    

lay a copy of the notice before each House of Parliament.”.’.


 
 

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Care Bill, continued

 
 

Independent review of future demand for social care and healthcare

 

Paul Burstow

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall make arrangements for an independent review of, and

 

report on, the likely demand for adult social care, public health and healthcare

 

services in England over the next twenty years.

 

(2)    

The objective of the review mentioned in subsection (1) shall be to identify the

 

key factors determining the financial and other resources required to ensure that

 

social care and health functions as a cost effective, high quality, equitable,

 

integrated and sustainable single system which—

 

(a)    

promotes individual well-being (as defined in Part 1 of this Act),

 

(b)    

enables access to be determined on the basis of need, and

 

(c)    

can meet forecast demand.

 

(3)    

The arrangements for the conduct of review shall include provision for a fully

 

integrated modeling and analysis of health and social care including examination

 

of—

 

(a)    

the technological, demographic and health status trends over the next two

 

decades that may inform or affect demand for adult social care and health

 

services;

 

(b)    

the inter-dependencies between adult social care, public health and

 

healthcare and the appropriate balance between different types of

 

intervention, in particular between:—

 

(i)    

health and social care,

 

(ii)    

primary and secondary care,

 

(iii)    

physical and mental health, and

 

(iv)    

treatment and prevention; and

 

(c)    

any other matter that the Secretary of State sets out in the review‘s terms

 

of reference.

 

(4)    

The Secretary of State shall lay before each House of Parliament a copy of an

 

interim report on emerging themes and trends identified by the first such review

 

by the end of November 2014 and make arrangements for a consultation process

 

to be undertaken in relation to those interim findings.

 

(5)    

The Secretary of State shall lay before each House of Parliament a copy of the

 

final report by the end of July 2015.

 

(6)    

At no more than five year intervals, the Secretary of State shall make

 

arrangements for the updating of the report of the review mentioned in subsection

 

(1) with the same objective and approach as mentioned in subsections (2) and (3),

 

and including such matters as are provided for in paragraph (3)(c), and shall

 

prepare and lay before each House of Parliament a report on the outcomes.

 

(7)    

The Secretary of State shall prepare and lay before each House of Parliament, as

 

appropriate, a statement on the extent to which the reports mentioned in

 

subsections (1) and (6) inform the Government‘s wider fiscal and economic

 

strategy and decisions in each public spending review.’.

 

CQC thematic review of local authority commissioning practices

 

Paul Burstow

 

NC8

 

To move the following Clause:—


 
 

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Care Bill, continued

 
 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall require the Care Quality Commission to conduct a

 

special review and investigation under section 48 of the Health and Social Care

 

Act 2008 into the impact of local authority commissioning and procurement

 

practices on the quality and sustainability of adult social care.

 

(2)    

The review shall examine the—

 

(a)    

implementation and operation of sector-led improvement;

 

(b)    

transparency of decision-making in determining rates for care and

 

support services including the setting of arbitrary ceilings on the amounts

 

local authorities will pay for care and support services and the suse of

 

time and task-orientated contract specifications;

 

(c)    

impact of procurement action on the diversity and quality of care and

 

support services;

 

(d)    

transparency and fitnees for purpose of resource allocation and similar

 

methodologies for determining the level of personal budgets and direct

 

payments;

 

(e)    

type and quality of engagement by local authorities with provider

 

organisations, service users and carers, prior to procurement action; and

 

(f)    

ability of provider organisations to meet their statutory obligations, in

 

particular paying employees at or above the national minimum wage.

 

(3)    

The Review will report and make recommendations to the Secretary of State

 

within twelve months of Commencement of Part 1 of this Act.’.

 

Reporting on the funding for new costs arising from the Care Act

 

Paul Burstow

 

NC9

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Joint Care and Support Reform Programme Board must inform the Secretary

 

of State by an annual written report that it is satisfied whether sufficient funding

 

is in place to ensure that social care is adequately funded and that the provisions

 

in the Act can be implemented satisfactorily.

 

(2)    

In subsection (1), the “Joint Care and Support Reform Programme Board” means

 

the board of that name consisting of representatives of (but not limited to): the

 

Local Government Association, the Association of Directors of Adult Social

 

Services and the Department of Health.

 

(3)    

The report mentioned in subsection (1) should include a statement of the

 

satisfaction of the Joint Care and Support Reform Programme Board with (but not

 

limited to)—

 

(a)    

adequacy of the funding of the provisions in this Act,

 

(b)    

on-going costs of implementation,

 

(c)    

an additional five yearly review of the short and medium term cost of

 

setting the eligibility criteria at the level set out in regulations.’.

 

Exercise of functions

 

Paul Burstow

 

NC10

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘When exercising functions under section 31 (Urgent procedure for suspension,

 

variation etc.) of the Health and Social Care Act 2008, the Care Quality


 
 

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Care Bill, continued

 
 

Commission may not take account of its functions under section 83 (Trust special

 

administration: appointment of administrator) of this Act.’.

 


 
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