Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL]

to be moved
on third reading

After Clause 17





Insert the following new Clause—

“Devolving health service functions

Notwithstanding the provisions in sections 8, 16 and 17 enabling the
Secretary of State to transfer health service functions to combined
authorities or other public bodies, the Secretary of State responsible for the
health service—

(a)   must remain able to fulfil all statutory duties placed on him under
health service legislation in force at the time of transfer;

(b)   must not transfer health service regulatory or supervisory functions
vested in national bodies responsible for such functions; and

(c)   must ensure that authorities or bodies to whom health service
functions are transferred adhere to the national service standards
and the national information and accountability obligations placed
on all health service bodies responsible for functions of the kind
being transferred.”

Prepared 17th July 2015