Amendments proposed to the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill, As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Mr Frank Dobson
Angela Eagle
Dr Desmond Turner
Helen Jones
Mr George Mudie
Mr David Hinchliffe

Lynne JonesMr Mark FisherMr Doug Henderson
Jim DobbinMr Gerry SteinbergMr George Stevenson
Mr Harold BestMr Gordon PrenticeAlice Mahon
Clive EffordJohn AustinDr Rudi Vis

165

Page     99,     line     2,     leave out Schedule 1.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

253

Page     99,     line     16     [Schedule     1],     at end insert—

    '( ) The area specified under sub-paragraph (1)(a) must be an electoral area for the purposes of local government elections in England or an area consisting of two or more such electoral areas.'.

   

Mr Gordon Prentice

228

Page     99,     line     18     [Schedule     1],     at end insert 'other than those attending accident and emergency who have been treated and discharged within one hour of being medically examined'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley

152

Page     99,     line     19     [Schedule     1],     after 'including', insert 'their family involved in their attendance and care as patients or other'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

254

Page     99,     line     20     [Schedule     1],     leave out sub-paragraphs (3) and (4) and insert—

    '(3) The constitution may also provide for the staff constituency to comprise individuals who exercise functions for the purposes of the corporation otherwise than under a contract of employment with the corporation.

    (4) A person may become or continue as a member of the staff constituency only if—

            (a)   he is employed by the corporation under a contract of employment which has no fixed term or has a fixed term of at least 12 months, or

            (b)   he has been continuously employed by the corporation for at least 12 months or, where sub-paragraph (3) applies, he has continuously exercised functions for the purposes of the corporation for such a period.

    (5) A person eligible for membership of the staff constituency may not become or continue as a member of the public constituency.

    (6) Chapter 1 of Part 14 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (c.18) applies for the purpose of determining whether an individual has been continuously employed by the corporation, or has continuously exercised functions for the purposes of the corporation, as it applies for the purposes of that Act.'.

   

Mr Gordon Prentice

229

Page     99,     line     25     [Schedule     1],     at end insert—

    '(2)   The minimum number of members required in the public constituency shall not be less than 15 per cent. of those registered to vote in local government elections in the area specified for the purpose in the constitution.'.

   

Mr Frank Field
John Cryer

334

Page     99,     line     26     [Schedule     1],     leave out paragraph 5 and insert—

     '5(1) All persons who are entitled to vote in parliamentary elections in parliamentary constituencies which fall (partly or wholly) within the area specified for the purposes of paragraph 3(1) in respect of a public benefit corporation shall be members of that corporation.

    (2) For the purposes of this paragraph, entitlement to vote shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of section 1 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2) (parliamentary electors).'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

255

Page     99,     line     26     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'be' and insert 'become'.

   

Mr Gordon Prentice

227

Page     99,     line     27     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'not exceeding £1' and insert 'of one penny'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

256

Page     99,     line     28     [Schedule     1],     leave out sub-paragraph (2).

   

Mr Secretary Reid

257

Page     99,     line     36     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'be' and insert 'become or continue as'.


   

Mr Frank Field
John Cryer

335

Page     100,     line     2     [Schedule     1],     at end insert 'comprising twelve members, eight of whom are to be elected and four of whom are to be co-opted'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Paul Burstow
Mrs Patsy Calton

404

*Page     100,     line     2     [Schedule     1],     at end insert 'members of which are to be appointed from the constituencies set out in paragraph 7'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

258

Page     100,     line     3     [Schedule     1],     leave out sub-paragraph (2) and insert—

    '(2) Only members of the corporation and persons appointed under the following provisions may become or continue as members of the board.'.

   

Mr Frank Field
John Cryer

336

Page     100,     line     5     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'appointed' and insert 'co-opted'.

   

Mr Frank Field
John Cryer

337

Page     100,     line     5     [Schedule     1],     leave out from 'provisions' to end of line 6.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Paul Burstow
Mrs Patsy Calton

405

*Page     100,     line     7     [Schedule     1],     leave out sub-paragraph (3).

   

Mr Frank Field
John Cryer

338

Page     100,     line     7     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'appointed' and insert 'co-opted'.

   

Mr Frank Field
John Cryer

339

Page     100,     line     8     [Schedule     1],     at end insert—

    '(3A) Members of the public constituency may elect any of their number to be a member of the board.

    (3B) To be eligible to stand for election a member must—

            (a)   have been nominated by at least 50 other members of the public constituency in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 1 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2), and

            (b)   have his main residence within the area specified for the purposes of paragraph 3(1) in respect of the public benefit corporation.

    (3C) The provisions of Part 1 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 shall apply to elections under this paragraph in respect of the public constituency as they apply to parliamentary elections, subject to such modifications as the Secretary of State may by order specify.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Paul Burstow
Mrs Patsy Calton

406

*Page     100,     line     9     [Schedule     1],     leave out sub-paragraph (4).

   

Mr Frank Field
John Cryer

340

Page     100,     line     9     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'public constituency or the'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Paul Burstow
Mrs Patsy Calton

407

*Page     100,     line     11     [Schedule     1],     leave out sub-paragraph (5).

   

Mr Frank Field
John Cryer

341

Page     100,     line     11     [Schedule     1],     after 'election', insert 'in respect of the staff constituency'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

259

Page     100,     line     11     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'postal' and insert 'secret'.

   

Mr Secretary Reid

260

Page     100,     line     11     [Schedule     1],     at end insert—

    '6A (1)  The following may not become or continue as members of the board of governors—

            (a)   a person who has been adjudged bankrupt or whose estate has been sequestrated and (in either case) has not been discharged,

            (b)   a person who has made a composition or arrangement with, or granted a trust deed for, his creditors and has not been discharged in respect of it,

            (c)   a person who within the preceding five years has been convicted in the British Islands of any offence if a sentence of imprisonment (whether suspended or not) for a period of not less than three months (without the option of a fine) was imposed on him.

    (2) The constitution may make further provision as to the circumstances in which a person may not become or continue as a member of the board.'.

   

Mr Gordon Prentice

230

Page     100,     line     11     [Schedule     1],     at end insert—

    '(6)   The board of governors shall not be properly constituted unless at least 20 per cent. of members of the relevant constituency have voted in the election.'.

   

Dr Evan Harris
Mr Paul Burstow
Mrs Patsy Calton

408

*Page     100,     line     12     [Schedule     1],     leave out sub-paragraph (1) and insert—

    '(1)   The trust will propose a scheme for approval by the Secretary of State for the constitution of the board of governors, which must include the following constituencies—

      (a) elected members of the local authority;

      (b) groups representing the local community;

      (c) persons representing the staff of the trust;

      (d) persons representing local Primary Care Trusts;

      (e) a university, if the hospital includes a medical or dental school provided by the university; and

      (f) any other groups the Board identifies as appropriate.

    (1A)   The balance of membership will be decided by individual boards.'.

   

Mr Frank Field
John Cryer

342

Page     100,     line     12     [Schedule     1],     leave out 'More than half' and insert 'Seven'.

 
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