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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 9th January 2003

CONSIDERATION OF BILL


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

HEALTH (WALES) BILL

NEW CLAUSE

Reciprocity for Patients' Forums
   

Mr Nigel Evans
Chris Grayling
Hugh Robertson
Mr Bill Wiggin

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

       '. The National Assembly for Wales shall make regulations providing that Patients' Forums in England shall have power to investigate health issues in Wales that affect patients resident in England who are treated by the National Health Service in Wales.'


   

Mr Nigel Evans
Chris Grayling
Hugh Robertson
Mr Bill Wiggin

2

Page     2,     line     13     [Clause 2],     at end insert—

    '( )   The Special Health Authority for England and Wales responsible for the functions of the Health Protection Agency shall have a place on the Board of the Wales Centre for Health.'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Chris Grayling
Hugh Robertson
Mr Bill Wiggin

1

Page     2,     line     21     [Clause 3],     at end insert 'provided that it shall not use media channels widely accessible in any area outside Wales for the communication of such information unless that information is communicated jointly with those public information bodies responsible for the communication of health information in that area;'.

   

Mr Nigel Evans
Chris Grayling
Hugh Robertson
Mr Bill Wiggin

3

Page     2,     line     24     [Clause 3],     at end insert—

    '( )   That the Wales Centre for Health shall have a duty to co-ordinate its activities with the recommendations of the Special Health Authority for England and Wales responsible for the functions of the Health Protection Agency in matters related to communicable disease control in England as well as with similar functions controlled by the NHS in Wales.'.


   

Mr Nigel Evans
Chris Grayling
Hugh Robertson
Mr Bill Wiggin

4

*Title,     line     1,     after 'Wales;' insert 'to make provision for reciprocity for Patients' Forums in England;'.


 
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