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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 20th May 2003

STANDING COMMITTEE E


HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE (COMMUNITY HEALTH AND STANDARDS) BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [13th May].

   

Dr Evan Harris
Patsy Calton
Mr Paul Burstow

181

Schedule     1,     page     95,     line     22,     at end insert 'and their interests,'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Patsy Calton
Mr Paul Burstow

182

Schedule     1,     page     95,     line     23,     after 'directors', insert 'and their interests'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Chris Grayling
Mrs Cheryl Gillan

132

Schedule     1,     page     95,     line     25,     at end insert—

    '17A   (1)     The public benefit corporation is to establish a register of interest for those service on the board of governors as directors.

       (2)     The information to be registered shall include relevant financial interests and any political affiliations within the previous five years.'.

   

Mr John Hutton

155

Schedule     1,     page     95,     line     37,     leave out 'or 24'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Patsy Calton
Mr Paul Burstow

183

Schedule     1,     page     95,     line     41,     after first 'corporation', insert 'the patients' forum of the trust or a patients' forum of a local primary care trust, or a member of the local Overview and Scrutiny Committee'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Patsy Calton
Mr Paul Burstow

250

Schedule     1,     page     95,     line     43,     leave out paragraph 19 and insert—

    '19   A public benefit organisation shall be audited by an auditor appointed by the Audit Commission.'.

   

Mr John Hutton

156

Schedule     1,     page     96,     line     2,     at end insert—

    '( )   But a person may not be appointed as auditor unless he (or, in the case of a firm, each of its members) is a member of one or more of the following bodies—

      (a) the bodies mentioned in section 3(7)(a) to (e) of the Audit Commission Act 1998 (c.18),

            (b)   any other body of accountants established in the United Kingdom and for the time being approved by the regulator for the purposes of this paragraph.'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Chris Grayling
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Dr Evan Harris
Patsy Calton

Mr Paul Burstow

72

Schedule     1,     page     96,     line     7,     leave out 'with the approval of the Treasury'.

   

Mr John Hutton

157

Schedule     1,     page     96,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '( )   In auditing the accounts the auditor is to comply with any directions given by the regulator as to the standards, procedures and techniques to be adopted.'.

   

Sir George Young

99

Schedule     1,     page     96,     line     39,     at end insert 'such periods to be coterminous with those in paragraph 21(5)'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Chris Grayling
Mrs Cheryl Gillan

133

Schedule     1,     page     97,     line     6,     at end insert—

    '(2)   Members of the corporation shall have the right to move votes of approval of the annual accounts, annual reports and appointment of the auditor at an annual general meeting and all members present shall have the right to vote on such motions.'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley

102

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     11,     leave out 'officer' and insert 'office'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Patsy Calton
Mr Paul Burstow

168

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     11,     leave out 'officer' and insert 'office within the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection,'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Chris Grayling
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Dr Evan Harris
Patsy Calton

Mr Paul Burstow

145

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     13,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'NHS Appointments Commission'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

101

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     13,     leave out from 'appoint' to end of line and insert 'up to five persons, including a Chairman, on the recommendation of the NHS Appointments Commission, to constitute the Office of Regulator'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Patsy Calton
Mr Paul Burstow

169

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     13,     leave out 'a person' and insert 'up to five persons, including a Chairman'.

   

Sir George Young

98

Clause     2,     page     1,     line     13,     at end insert 'after consultation with the NHS Appointments Commission'.


   

Mr Simon Burns
Chris Grayling
Mrs Cheryl Gillan

233

Schedule     2,     page     97,     line     16,     leave out from 'for' to end of line 17 and insert 'five years and he may seek reappointment by the NHS Appointments Commission'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Chris Grayling
Mrs Cheryl Gillan

140

Schedule     2,     page     97,     line     16,     leave out from 'period' to end of line 17 and insert 'of five years and he may seek re-appointment'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Patsy Calton
Mr Paul Burstow

184

Schedule     2,     page     97,     line     16,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'CHAI'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Patsy Calton
Mr Paul Burstow

185

Schedule     2,     page     97,     line     21,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'CHAI'.

   

Mr Simon Burns
Chris Grayling
Mrs Cheryl Gillan

234

Schedule     2,     page     97,     line     22,     leave out 'or misbehaviour' and insert ', misconduct or incompetency'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Chris Grayling
Mrs Cheryl Gillan

141

Schedule     2,     page     97,     line     22,     at end insert 'subject to approval by resolution of each House of Parliament'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Chris Grayling
Mrs Cheryl Gillan

142

Schedule     2,     page     97,     line     23,     leave out sub-paragraph (3).

   

Dr Evan Harris
Patsy Calton
Mr Paul Burstow

186

Schedule     2,     page     97,     line     24,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'CHAI'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Chris Grayling
Mrs Cheryl Gillan

143

Schedule     2,     page     98,     line     2,     leave out from 'may' to 'appoint' in line 3.

   

Mr Simon Burns
Chris Grayling
Mrs Cheryl Gillan

235

Schedule     2,     page     98,     line     4,     at end insert 'subject to the terms and conditions of service as laid down by the NHS Appointments Commission'.

   

Mr Simon Burns
Chris Grayling
Mrs Cheryl Gillan

236

Schedule     2,     page     98,     line     20,     leave out '(generally or specifically)'.

   

Mr Simon Burns
Chris Grayling
Mrs Cheryl Gillan

237

Schedule     2,     page     98,     line     23,     after 'expenses', insert 'from a budget set annually specifically for that purpose from the Department of Health annual budget'.

   

Mr Simon Burns
Chris Grayling
Mrs Cheryl Gillan

238

Schedule     2,     page     98,     line     25,     leave out 'As soon as possible' and insert 'No more than twelve weeks'.

   

Mr John Hutton

158

Schedule     2,     page     98,     line     28,     leave out from 'must' to end of line 29 and insert 'lay a copy of the report before Parliament, and

            (b) once he has done so, send a copy of it to the Secretary of State.'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Chris Grayling
Mrs Cheryl Gillan
Dr Evan Harris
Patsy Calton

Mr Paul Burstow

74

Schedule     2,     page     98,     line     28,     leave out from 'must' to end of line 29 and insert 'lay a copy of the report before Parliament'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Patsy Calton
Paul Burstow

243

Schedule     2,     page     98,     line     29,     leave out 'who must lay it' and insert 'and must lay a copy'.

   

Dr Liam Fox
Mr Simon Burns
Chris Crayling
Mrs Cheryl Gillan

239

Schedule     2,     page     98,     line     30,     leave out 'the Secretary of State' and insert 'Parliament'.

   

Mr John Hutton

159

Schedule     2,     page     98,     line     36,     at end insert—

     '6A The regulator must respond in writing to any recommendation which—

            (a)   is made by a Committee of either House of Parliament, or a Committee of both Houses, and

            (b)   relates to the exercise by the regulator of his functions.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Patsy Calton
Mr Paul Burstow

215

Schedule     2,     page     98,     line     36,     at end insert—

    'Right to Appeal to Regulator    6A   Employers of health service staff in non-foundation trusts affected by decisions made by foundation trusts in respect of their terms and conditions of employment, may ask the regulator to judge if these are a breach of section 26 of the Health Act 1999, as amended by this Act.'.

 
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