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Public Bill Committee:                               

89

 

, continued

 
 

Dr Daniel Poulter

 

Page  10,  line  5,  leave out Clause 10

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Government intends to oppose the Question that clause 10 stand part of the Bill.

 

Dr Daniel Poulter

 

Page  10,  line  8,  leave out Clause 11

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Government intends to oppose the Question that clause 11 stand part of the Bill.

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  12,  page  10,  line  22,  leave out “an NHS Trust or”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  12,  page  10,  line  23,  leave out “an NHS Trust or”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  12,  page  10,  line  24,  leave out “the Secretary of State” and insert “Monitor”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  12,  page  10,  line  24,  leave out “shall require the consent of” and insert

 

“must be supported by”

 

Sir Greg Knight

 

Clause  12,  page  10,  line  24,  at end insert “who shall consult with local authorities

 

and other relevant local bodies before making any decision thereon.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  12,  page  10,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(2)    

“Merger” means—

 

(a)    

the establishment of a new NHS foundation trust under section 56 of the

 

National Health Service Act 2006,

 

(b)    

arrangements made by an NHS trust under paragraph 18 of Schedule 4 to

 

that Act (joint exercise of functions), or

 

(c)    

any other arrangements under which two or more bodies providing health

 

care services for the purposes of the NHS (within the meaning of Part 3

 

of the Health and Social Care Act 2012) agree jointly to provide one or

 

more such services.


 
 

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(3)    

The reference in subsection (2) to bodies providing health care services for the

 

purposes of the NHS includes, in particular, a reference to NHS foundation trusts

 

and NHS trusts.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  12,  page  10,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Each of the following is an acquisition of property for the purposes of this

 

section—

 

(a)    

an acquisition of property pursuant to an acquisition under section 56A

 

of the National Health Service Act 2006;

 

(b)    

the transfer of property of an NHS trust by virtue of paragraph 29 of

 

Schedule 4 to that Act;

 

(c)    

an acquisition by an NHS foundation trust or an NHS trust of property

 

from another such trust or from any other person (whether or not

 

exercising functions of a public nature),

 

    

and for this purpose “acquisition” includes a lease.”

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  12,  page  10,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“( )    

Each of the following is a disposal of property for the purposes of this section—

 

(a)    

a disposal of property in a case where an NHS foundation trust is

 

dissolved and two or more such trusts are created under section 56B of

 

the National Health Service Act 2006;

 

(b)    

a disposal of property pursuant to the dissolution of an NHS foundation

 

trust under section 57A of that Act;

 

(c)    

the transfer of property of an NHS trust by virtue of paragraph 29 of

 

Schedule 4 to that Act;

 

(d)    

a disposal by an NHS foundation trust or an NHS trust of property to

 

another such trust, the Secretary of State or any other person (whether or

 

not exercising functions of a public nature).”

 

Dr Daniel Poulter

 

Page  10,  line  20,  leave out Clause 12

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Government intends to oppose the Question that clause 12 stand part of the Bill.

 

Dr Daniel Poulter

 

Page  10,  line  25,  leave out Clause 13

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Government intends to oppose the Question that clause 13 stand part of the Bill.


 
 

Public Bill Committee:                               

91

 

, continued

 
 

Dr Daniel Poulter

 

Page  11,  line  5,  leave out Clause 14

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Government intends to oppose the Question that clause 14 stand part of the Bill.

 

Dr Daniel Poulter

 

Clause  15,  page  11,  line  26,  leave out subsection (4) and insert—

 

“( )    

The provisions of this Act come into force on such day or days as the Secretary

 

of State may appoint by regulations made by statutory instrument.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment allows the Secretary of State to make regulations about when the provisions of

 

the Bill are to come into force.

 

Sir Greg Knight

 

Mr David Nuttall

 

Jacob Rees-Mogg

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

Clause  15,  page  11,  line  26,  leave out subsection (4) and add—

 

“(4)    

Sections 1 to 5 of this Act may only come into force after—

 

(a)    

the report of an independent review, commissioned by the Secretary of

 

State, of changes to ministerial powers and duties contained in sections 1

 

to 5 of this Act has so recommended;

 

(b)    

any such report has been laid before each House of Parliament and

 

approved under affirmative resolution procedure; and

 

(c)    

subject to subsections (5) and (6).

 

(5)    

This Act shall not come into force before 1 April 2016 and thereafter only as

 

provided for under subsection (6).

 

(6)    

Subject always to subsections (4) and (5), this Act shall come into force upon an

 

order made by the Secretary of State under the affirmative resolution procedure.”

 

Dr Daniel Poulter

 

Page  11,  line  20,  leave out Clause 15

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

The Government intends to oppose the Question that clause 15 stand part of the Bill.


 
 

Public Bill Committee:                               

92

 

, continued

 
 

new clause

 

Mr James Arbuthnot

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause

 

         

“Power to make consequential provision

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision in consequence of this

 

Act.

 

(2)    

Regulations under this section may, in particular—

 

(a)    

amend, repeal, revoke or otherwise modify any enactment;

 

(b)    

include transitional, transitory or saving provision in connection with the

 

commencement of provision made by the regulations.

 

(3)    

Transitory provision by virtue of subsection (2)(b) may, in particular, modify the

 

application of provision made by the regulations pending the commencement

 

of—

 

(a)    

another provision of the regulations,

 

(b)    

a provision of this Act,

 

(c)    

any other enactment.

 

(4)    

Before making regulations under this section which contain provision which

 

would, if included in an Act of the Scottish Parliament, fall within the legislative

 

competence of that Parliament, the Secretary of State must consult the Scottish

 

Ministers.

 

(5)    

The power conferred by this section is not restricted by any other provision of this

 

Act.

 

(6)    

In this section, “enactment” includes—

 

(a)    

an enactment contained in subordinate legislation (within the meaning of

 

the Interpretation Act 1978), and

 

(b)    

an enactment contained in, or in an instrument made under, as Act of the

 

Scottish Parliament, an Act or Measure of the National Assembly for

 

Wales or Northern Ireland legislation,

 

and references to an enactment include a reference to an enactment passed or

 

made after the passing of this Act.”

 


 
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