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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 8th June 2000

STANDING COMMITTEE G


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

CARE STANDARDS BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [6th June], as follows:

Clauses 1 to 68, Schedule 2, Clauses 69 to 102, new Clauses, Schedule 1, Schedules 3 to 5, new Schedules.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

102

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     31,     leave out subsection (1) and insert—

    '(1) For the purposes of this Act—

      (a) "Day Care Centre" means any premises not being a hospital, independent clinic or care home, at which services are provided to persons by virtue of their age, infirmity, disability or mental or physical impairment.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

19

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     31,     at end insert—

    '(1A) "Day Services" means any centre or other facilities for daytime training or occupation, including arrangements for supporting people using facilities generally available to members of the public, funded or provided, directly or indirectly, by a public authority for the use of persons over pension age or persons with a physical or mental disability.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

103

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     34,     at end insert ', where the parents are 18 years of age or over'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

104

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     2,     leave out 'disability' and insert 'mental impairment'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

20

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     5,     at end insert ', and approval of,'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

105

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     9,     after 'Nurses', insert 'and social care workers'.

   

Mr John Hutton

43

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     10,     leave out from 'agency' to end of line 11 and insert 'or employment business, being (in either case) a business which consists of or includes supplying, or providing services for the purpose of supplying, registered nurses, registered midwives or registered health visitors'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

3

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     10,     after 'of', insert 'care assistants and'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

106

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     11,     at end insert 'or of social care workers registered with the General Social Care Council or the Care Council for Wales.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

107

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     12,     leave out subsection (6).

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

18

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     12,     after 'include', insert 'any undertaking which consists of or includes arrangements for the provision of personal care to persons receiving direct payments from local authorities, or'.

   

Mr John Hutton

44

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     18,     leave out subsections (8) and (9).

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

108

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     26,     leave out from first 'hospital' to 'an' in line 28.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

109

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     29,     after 'clinic,' insert 'a Day Care Centre'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

150

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     29,     after 'clinic', insert 'Day Services'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

110

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     34,     leave out 'nurses' ' and insert 'nurses'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

111

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     34,     at end insert 'and social care workers'.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

112

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     1,     leave out 'a' and insert 'an independent'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

113

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     6,     leave out from beginning to end of line 8 and insert 'in accordance with regulations in respect of the exercise of its functions as revised from time to time.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

9

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '( ) In the exercise of its functions the Commission shall give due consideration to the views of children affected by the provisions of this Act.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

114

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '( ) The Commission shall present to Parliament at least once in each year a report on its activities.'.

   

Mr John Hutton

45

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '( ) The powers of the Secretary of State under this Part to give directions include power to give directions as to matters connected with the structure and organisation of the Commission, for example—

      (a) directions about the establishment of offices for specified areas or regions,

      (b) directions as to the organisation of staff into divisions.'

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

10

Clause     6,     page     5,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(4) Regulations under this section shall correspond to section 23(2) and section 23(3) of the Health Act 1999 with respect to the disclosure of confidential information that relates to and identifies a living individual.'.


   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

115

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     13,     leave out 'and'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

11

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     14,     at end insert 'including standards of clinical care provided in those services'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

4

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     14,     at end insert—

      '(c) unmet need for care services'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

116

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     14,     at end insert—

    

      '(c) the impact of fees on demand for and supply of Part II services; and

      (d) the cost of Part II services.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

117

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     15,     leave out 'encouraging' and insert 'promoting'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

21

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '(2A) The Commission shall have the general duty to monitor and report to the Secretary of State on the level and impact of fees on the demand and supply of Part II services.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

118

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     16,     at end insert—

    '( ) The Commission shall have the general duty of assuring the quality of excepted services provided in England.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

119

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     18,     after 'available', insert 'to social service providers, Health Authorities and'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow
Dr Peter Brand

5

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '( ) The commission shall make information about Part II services provided in their locality available to local authorities, health authorities and community health councils.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

120

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '(3A) In pursuance of its duties under subsection (3) above the Commission shall develop and promote a "star-rating" scheme classifying establishments according to the quality of service provided to assist the public in comparing quality and to allow local authorities to recognise objective measures of service quality in their contracting arrangements.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

121

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '( ) The Commission shall publish an annual review of the provisions of Part II services and level of fees paid to providers and payable by service users therefor)'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

123

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     22,     leave out 'States's' and insert 'State's'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

122

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     22,     at end insert ', and the Commission shall publish any such advice or information given.'.

   

Mr Philip Hammond
Mrs Caroline Spelman

124

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     23,     leave out 'give' and insert 'publish'.

 
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