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Public Bill Committee:                               

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Sir Greg Knight

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  34,  leave out “shall be entitled to” and insert “must”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  34,  after “delegate”, insert “all or any part of”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  44,  leave out subsection (5)

 

Sir Greg Knight

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  45,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The Secretary of State may only give directions to a clinical commissioning

 

group under subsection (5) where the Secretary of State considers that the group

 

is failing, or has failed to perform, any duty delegated to the group under

 

subsection (4) and that the failure is significant.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  45,  at end insert—

 

“(6)    

Subsection (7) applies if the Secretary of State is satisfied that—

 

(a)    

a clinical commissioning group is failing or has failed to discharge any

 

function conferred on the group by virtue of subsection (4), or

 

(b)    

there is a significant risk that a clinical commissioning group will fail to

 

do so.

 

(7)    

The Secretary of State may direct the clinical commissioning group to discharge

 

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

 

be specified in the direction.

 

(8)    

The Secretary of State may direct—

 

(a)    

the clinical commissioning group, or

 

(b)    

the accountable officer of the group,

 

    

to cease to perform any such function for such period or periods as may be

 

specified in the direction.

 

(9)    

For the purposes of this section—

 

(a)    

a failure to discharge a function includes a failure to discharge it

 

properly, and

 

(b)    

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.”


 
 

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Dr Daniel Poulter

 

Page  3,  line  9,  leave out Clause 3

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Government intends to oppose the Question that clause 3 stand part of the Bill.

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  12,  leave out “to the Board”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

High security psychiatric services may be provided—

 

(a)    

only at hospital premises at which services are provided only for the

 

persons mentioned in subsection (1), and

 

(b)    

only by a person approved by the Secretary of State for the purposes of

 

this subsection.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  13,  after “may”, insert—

 

“(a)    

give directions to a person who provides high security psychiatric

 

services about the provision by that person of those services;

 

(b)    

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  13,  leave out “to the Board” and insert “to those to whom he

 

has delegated anything under subsection (2) above”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The amendment made by subsection (1) does not have effect until the date

 

specified for the purposes of this subsection in regulations made by the Secretary

 

of State by statutory instrument.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

“Hospital premises” means—

 

(a)    

a hospital, or

 

(b)    

any part of a hospital which is treated as a separate unit.”


 
 

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Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  4,  page  4,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“(5)    

The services under this section must be provided in such a way that it is not

 

necessary to hold people who need such servics in police cells.”

 

Dr Daniel Poulter

 

Page  4,  line  1,  leave out Clause 4

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Government intends to oppose the Question that clause 4 stand part of the Bill

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  leave out lines 24 and 25

 

Sir Greg Knight

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

A direction under subsection (1) may only be given to a clinical commissioning

 

group or the Board where the Secretary of State considers that the group or the

 

Board (as the case may be) is failing, or has failed, to exercise any of its functions

 

and that the failure is significant.”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“(dA)    

a Local Health Board;

 

(dB)    

the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service;

 

(dC)    

the Care Quality Commission;

 

(dD)    

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence;

 

(dE)    

the Health and Social Care Information Centre;

 

(dF)    

the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety; and

 

(dG)    

a local authority exercising functions under this Act.”

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

Such directions as mentioned in subsection (1) must be given in writing.”


 
 

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Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“(2B)    

Directions under subsection (1) must be contained within an order laid before

 

each House of Parliament under the negative resolution procedure.”

 

Sir Greg Knight

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  28,  at beginning insert “Subject to subsection (2A),”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Clause  5,  page  4,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The Secretary of State must, after the end of each calendar year, lay before

 

Parliament a report that—

 

(a)    

lists all the directions given under this section during that year, and

 

(b)    

states the reasons for the directions.”

 

Dr Daniel Poulter

 

Page  4,  line  18,  leave out Clause 5

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Government intends to oppose the Question that clause 5 stand part of the Bill.

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  6,  page  5,  line  44,  at end insert—

 

“(5A)    

When making an arrangement that will take effect as an NHS contract, a

 

commissioner must act with a view to—

 

(a)    

securing the needs of the people for whom the goods or services to which

 

the arrangement relates are to be provided,

 

(b)    

improving the quality of those goods or services, and

 

(c)    

improving efficiency in the provision of those goods or services,

 

    

including through the goods or services being provided in an integrated way.

 

(5B)    

The reference in subsection (5A) to goods or services being provided in an

 

integrated way includes a reference to their being provided together with—

 

(a)    

other health care services (as defined by section 64(3) of the Health and

 

Social Care Act 2012), or

 

(b)    

health-related services or social care services (as defined by section

 

62(11) of that Act).”


 
 

Public Bill Committee:                               

86

 

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Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  47,  leave out “10 years” and insert—

 

“(a)    

5 years, or

 

(b)    

if the commissioner is satisfied that a longer period is in the interests of

 

people using the services to which the contract relates, 7 years.”

 

Dr Daniel Poulter

 

Page  4,  line  30,  leave out Clause 6

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Government intends to oppose the Question that clause 6 stand part of the Bill.

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  7,  page  8,  line  10,  leave out “for an individual NHS foundation trust” and

 

insert “in the case of a particular trust on an application made by the trust which—

 

(i)    

is in writing, and

 

(ii)    

complies with such requirements as may be set out in the

 

statement of principles under subsection (5) in relation to the

 

making of applications under this paragraph.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  7,  page  8,  line  10,  at end insert “; or

 

(c)    

where the trust falls within a description specified in a direction given by

 

the Secretary of State, and the trust is not one in respect of which a

 

determination mentioned in paragraph (b) has effect, such higher

 

percentage as is specified in the direction.

 

(3A)    

A direction under subsection (3)(c) may specify different percentages according

 

to—

 

(a)    

the kinds of goods and services that trusts provide,

 

(b)    

the geographical area in relation to which trusts provide goods and

 

services, or

 

(c)    

such other factors as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  7,  page  8,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

The Secretary of State must publish decisions made by the Secretary of State on

 

applications made by NHS foundation trusts under subsection (3)(b), along with

 

reasons for those decisions.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  7,  page  8,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Before publishing a statement of principles under subsection (5), the Secretary of

 

State must consult—

 

(a)    

the Board,


 
 

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(b)    

the regulator,

 

(c)    

the National Health Service Trust Development Authority, and

 

(d)    

such other persons, including clinical commissioning groups, NHS

 

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

 

appropriate.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  7,  page  8,  line  39,  after “governors”, insert “and the members”

 

Dr Daniel Poulter

 

Page  7,  line  33,  leave out Clause 7

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Government intends to oppose the Question that clause 7 stand part of the Bill.

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  8,  page  9,  line  19,  at end insert “in the case of a particular trust on an

 

application made by the trust which—

 

(i)    

is in writing, and

 

(ii)    

complies with such requirements as may be set out in the

 

statement of principles under sub-paragraph (4C) in relation

 

to the making of applications under this paragraph.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  8,  page  9,  line  19,  at end insert “; or

 

(c)    

where the trust falls within a description specified in a direction given

 

by the Secretary of State, and the trust is not one in respect of which a

 

determination mentioned in paragraph (b) has effect, such higher

 

percentage as is specified in the direction.

 

  (4AA)  

A direction under sub-paragraph (4A)(c) may specify different percentages

 

according to—

 

(a)    

the kinds of goods and services that trusts provide,

 

(b)    

the geographical area in relation to which trusts provide goods and

 

services, or

 

(c)    

such other factors as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  8,  page  9,  line  32,  leave out “subsection (5)(b)” and insert “sub-paragraph

 

(4A)(b)”


 
 

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Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  8,  page  9,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

    “( )  

The Secretary of State must publish decisions made by the Secretary of State

 

on applications made by NHS trusts under sub-paragraph (4A)(b), along with

 

reasons for those decisions.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  8,  page  9,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

    “( )  

Before publishing a statement of principles under sub-paragraph (4C), the

 

Secretary of State must consult—

 

(a)    

the Board,

 

(b)    

the regulator,

 

(c)    

the National Health Service Trust Development Authority, and

 

(d)    

such other persons, including clinical commissioning groups, NHS

 

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

 

appropriate.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  8,  page  9,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

    “( )  

Each annual report prepared by an NHS trust must include an assessment of—

 

(a)    

the impact that income received by the trust under sub-paragraph (4A)

 

has had on the provision by the trust of goods and services for the

 

health service in the accounting year to which the report relates; and

 

(b)    

whether the trust has complied with the requirements of sub-

 

paragraphs (4A) and (4B) in that year.”

 

Dr Daniel Poulter

 

Page  9,  line  7,  leave out Clause 8

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Government intends to oppose the Question that clause 8 stand part of the Bill.

 

Dr Daniel Poulter

 

Page  9,  line  37,  leave out Clause 9

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Government intends to oppose the Question that clause 9 stand part of the Bill.


 
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