Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department of Health, are published
separately as HL Bill 1—EN.
EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Earl Howe has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of the Human
Rights Act 1998:
In my view the provisions of the Care Bill [HL] are compatible with the Convention
Care and support
General responsibilities of local authorities
Meeting needs for care etc.
Imposing charges and assessing financial resources
Duties and powers to meet needs
Next steps after assessments
Deferred payment agreements
Continuity of care and support when adult moves
Establishing where a person lives, etc.
Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse or neglect
Transition for children to adult care and support, etc.
Enforcement of debts
Review of funding provisions
Quality of services
Care Quality Commission
False or misleading information
Health Education England
Health Research Authority
Research ethics committees
Miscellaneous and General