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House of Commons

 
 

Wednesday 3 March 2015

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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National Health Service


 

(Amended Duties and Powers) Bill


 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  leave out “social solidarity” and insert “medical

 

necessity”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  at end add “as far as is compatible with the liberties of the

 

people of England and without any additional regulatory burden.”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  15,  at end add—

 

“(c)    

nothing in this section shall be interpreted as entitling or requiring the

 

Secretary of State to direct people in their personal conduct, nor provide

 

unsolicited advice on diet or behaviour, nor to spend public funds on

 

propaganda, nor to discriminate against specific foodstuffs, nor

 

detrimentally to affect any lawful industry;”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  16,  at end add—

 

“(d)    

it shall not be a duty of the Secretary of State to establish a nanny state.”


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  leave out lines 1 to 8

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  2,  leave out “general economic interest” and insert “that

 

ensures value for money”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  2,  after “interest”, insert “pursuant to one or more universal

 

service obligations”.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  3,  leave out “social solidarity” and insert “medical necessity”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  3,  leave out “solidarity” and insert “cohesion”.

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  3,  leave out “social solidarity” and insert “the public

 

benefit”.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  8,  at end add “subject to consultation with relevant local

 

government bodies”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  9,  after “retains”, insert “full”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  9,  after “to”, insert “the Queen in”


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  11,  after “England”, insert “to the English”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  13,  at end add “or is a charge made to a person who is not

 

entitled to free care by virtue of his immigration status.”

 

Dr Daniel Poulter

 

Page  1,  line  4,  leave out Clause 1

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Government intends to oppose the Question that clause 1 stand part of the Bill.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  16,  leave out “social solidarity” and insert “medical

 

necessity”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  16,  leave out “solidarity” and insert “cohesion”.

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  16,  leave out “social solidarity” and insert “the public

 

benefit”.

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  18,  after “efficient”, insert “, effective and economical”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  18,  leave out “mutual cooperation”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  19,  leave out “social solidarity” and insert “medical

 

necessity”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  19,  leave out “solidarity” and insert “cohesion”.


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  19,  leave out “social solidarity” and insert “the public

 

benefit”.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  27,  leave out from “service” to end of line 29.

 

Sir Greg Knight

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  33,  leave out “shall be entitled to” and insert “must”

 

Sir Greg Knight

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  35,  leave out “and where such guidance is published” and

 

insert “, and must review the guidance each year, and”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Before publishing any guidance under subsection (2), the Secretary of State must

 

consult—

 

(a)    

the Board,

 

(b)    

the regulator, and

 

(c)    

such other persons, including clinical commissioning groups, NHS

 

foundation trusts and NHS trusts, as the Secretary of State considers

 

appropriate.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  leave out lines 41 to 42 and insert—

 

“(4)    

The Secretary of State may for the purposes of subsection (1) make regulations

 

imposing requirements on persons concerned in commissioning or providing

 

health services for the purposes of the health service.

 

(4A)    

Regulations under subsection (4) may in particular enable the regulator—

 

(a)    

to investigate a complaint that the Board or a clinical commissioning

 

group has failed to comply with the regulations;

 

(b)    

to investigate, on the regulator’s initiative, whether the Board or a clinical

 

commissioning group has failed to comply with the regulations;


 
 

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(c)    

to require a person to provide such information as the regulator may

 

specify for the purposes of an investigation.

 

(4B)    

Before making regulations under subsection (4), the Secretary of State must

 

consult such persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.”

 

Sir Greg Knight

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  43,  leave out from beginning to end of Clause 2

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  46,  leave out “anti-competitive or”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  1,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Health

 

Ombudsman”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

If any dispute arises with respect to whether any health service body or other

 

person providing health service services has acted in a way that is anti-

 

competitive any interested party may refer a complaint to the Board of Trade.”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  3,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Ombudsman”

 

Sir Greg Knight

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  4,  leave out from “State” to end of line 6 and insert “must

 

appoint an independent person to adjudicate on the complaint”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  5,  leave out “Secretary of State” and insert “Ombudsman”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(6A)    

Where a complaint is made under subsection (5A) the President of the Board of

 

Trade shall be entitled to adjudicate upon the complaint or to appoint a person to

 

adjudicate upon the complaint if the President of the Board of Trade considers

 

that it is appropriate to do so.”


 
 

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, continued

 
 

Sir Greg Knight

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  7,  leave out from “section” to end of line 8 and insert “may

 

be subject to review in proceedings brought by an application for judicial review”

 

Dr Daniel Poulter

 

Page  2,  line  14,  leave out Clause 2

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Government intends to oppose the Question that clause 2 stand part of the Bill.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  15,  at end insert “medical”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  15,  at end insert “clinical”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  20,  leave out “medical”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  21,  after “of”, insert “mother and”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  31,  leave out “to the board”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  leave out lines 32 and 33

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  32,  leave out “to the board” and insert “to those to whom the

 

Secretary of State delegates the duties, or any part thereof, under subsection (1)”


 
 

Public Bill Committee:                               

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, continued

 
 

Sir Greg Knight

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The Secretary of State may only give directions under subsection (3) where the

 

Secretary of State considers that the Board is failing, or has failed to perform, any

 

duty delegated to the Board under subsection (2) and that the failure is

 

significant.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

The Secretary of State may give a direction to the Board if the Secretary of State

 

considers that—

 

(a)    

the Board—

 

(i)    

is failing or has failed to discharge any function conferred on the

 

Board by virtue of subsection (2), or

 

(ii)    

is failing or has failed properly to discharge any such function,

 

and

 

(b)    

the failure is significant.

 

(3B)    

A direction under subsection (3A) may direct the Board to discharge any such

 

function, and in such manner and within such period or periods, as may be

 

specified in the direction.

 

(3C)    

If the Board fails to comply with a direction under subsection (3A), the Secretary

 

of State may—

 

(a)    

discharge the function to which it relates, or

 

(b)    

make arrangements for any other person to discharge it on the Secretary

 

of State’s behalf.

 

(3D)    

Where the Secretary of State exercises a power under subsection (3A) or (3C), the

 

Secretary of State must publish the reasons for doing so.

 

(3E)    

For the purposes of this section a failure to discharge a function properly includes

 

a failure to discharge it consistently with what the Secretary of State considers to

 

be the interests of the health service.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  leave out lines 34 to 45

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  34,  leave out subsection (4)


 
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