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CONSIDERATION OF BILL

HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Health Protection Agency Bill [Lords] Programme) (No. 2).


Infection control standards

   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr John Baron

NC1

*To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   For the purpose of the exercise of its functions under section 2(1)(a) and (b) the Agency may prepare and publish statements of standards.

    (2)   The Agency must keep such standards under review and may publish amended standards whenever it considers it appropriate.

    (3)   The Agency must consult the appropriate authority and such other persons as the Agency considers appropriate—

      (a) before publishing a statement under this section;

      (b) before publishing an amended statement under this section which in the opinion of the Agency effects a substantial change in the standards.

    (4)   The standards set out in statements under this section are to be taken into account by every English NHS body, Welsh NHS body and cross-border SHA in discharging its duty under section 45 (quality in health care) of the Health and Social Care (Comunity Health and Standards) Act 2003 (c. 43).

    (5)   This section does not extend to Scotland and Northern Ireland.'.


   

Mr Paul Burstow

1

Page     5,     line     6     [Clause     5],     at end insert—

    '(2A)   To facilitate co-operation the Agency shall consult with other bodies and publish protocols for co-operation.'.


HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY BILL [LORDS] (PROGRAMME) (No. 2)

   

Mr Secretary Reid
Mr Peter Hain
That the programme order of 21st June 2004 in relation to the Health Protection Agency Bill [Lords] be varied as follows:

Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading

    1.   Paragraphs 4 and 5 (proceedings on consideration and Third Reading) shall be omitted.

    2.   Proceedings on consideration and Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion two hours after the commencement of proceedings on the motion for this order.


 
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