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Amendment Paper as at
Thursday 1st July 2004

STANDING COMMITTEE F


HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [29th June].

   

Mr Paul Burstow

24

Clause     4,     page     3,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The Agency shall prepare plans for expanding its surveillance activities and shall publish those plans together with an assessment of the cost of the planned expansion.'.

   

Dr Andrew Murrison

11

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     23,     leave out subsection (7).

   

Dr Andrew Murrison

23

Clause     4,     page     4,     line     26,     leave out subsection (8).


   

Mr Paul Burstow

6

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   The Agency shall publish its plans for expanding its surveillance activities along with an assessment of the cost of doing so.'.

   

Dr Andrew Murrison

14

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     34,     at end insert—

      '(d) in contravention of the express wishes of the source of the information.'.

   

Mr Paul Burstow

3

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     38,     at end add—

    '(4)   The appropriate authority must respond as soon as is reasonably possible to any advice that it receives from the Agency.

    (5)   The appropriate authority must publish any such responses unless—

      (a) publication would contravene the Data Protection Act 1998 (c. 29) or an express restriction contained in any other enactment; or

      (b) it considers that it is against the public interest to do so.'.

   

Dr Andrew Murrison

13

Clause     7,     page     5,     line     38,     at end add—

    '(4)   Subject to subsection (2), the Agency must permit medical research to be submitted for peer-review publication.'.


NEW CLAUSE

Duty of appropriate authority to respond to advice from Agency

   

Mr Paul Burstow

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The appropriate authority must respond as soon as is reasonably possible to any advice that it receives from the Agency.

    (2)   The appropriate authority must publish any such responses unless—

      (a) publication would contravene the Data Protection Act 1998 (c. 29) or an express restriction contained in any other enactment; or

      (b) it considers that it is against the public interest to do so.'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [21st JUNE 2004]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Health Protection Agency Bill [Lords]:

Committal

    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 1st July 2004.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

    6.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Programming of other proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) may be programmed.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [29th JUNE]

That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Health Protection Agency Bill [Lords], the Standing Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.05 a.m. on Tuesday 29th June 2004) meet at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday 29th June 2004 and at 9.05 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. on Thursday 1st July 2004;

    (2)   the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clause 1; Schedule 1; Clauses 5 and 6; Clause 8; Schedule 2; Clauses 9 to 11; Schedules 3 and 4; Clauses 12 and 13; Clauses 2 to 4; Clause 7; New Clauses; New Schedules; any remaining proceedings on the Bill;

    (3)   the proceedings on the Bill (so far as not previously concluded) shall be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 1st July 2004.


 
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