|NHS Reform and Health Care Professions Bill
Mr. Atkinson: I should like to pursue a similar theme with the Minister and to raise the relationship between England and Wales. Whatever happens in that relationship will presumably happen later in the relationship between England and Scotland. That would affect me because my constituency borders Scotland.
New paragraph 6C(3) states that
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Mr. Hutton: The hon. Gentleman will be aware that arrangements are in place to cover that eventuality, and I shall write to him with the details. However, the Bill does not and cannot change the legislation on the operation of any part of the NHS in Scotland because that is a fully devolved issue. The hon. Gentleman is right to say that part of the clause relates to Wales. It
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Dr. Richard Taylor: Can the Minister allay my concerns? Is there any change in the range of measures that will be subject to cash limits?
Mr. Hutton: No.
Question put and agreed to.
Clause 10 ordered to stand part of the Bill
Further consideration adjourned.[Mr. Fitzpatrick.]
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