Access to Palliative Care Bill [HL]

Explanatory Notes

What these notes do

These Explanatory Notes relate to the Access to Palliative Care Bill [HL] as introduced in the House of Lords on 5 July 2017 (HL Bill 33).

· These Explanatory Notes have been prepared by Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, the Peer in charge of the Bill, in order to assist the reader of the Bill and to help inform debate on it. They do not form part of the Bill and have not been endorsed by Parliament.

· These Explanatory Notes explain what each part of the Bill will mean in practice; provide background information on the development of policy; and provide additional information on how the Bill will affect existing legislation in this area.

· These Explanatory Notes might best be read alongside the Bill. They are not, and are not intended to be, a comprehensive description of the Bill.


12th June 2019