Amendments proposed to the Health Bill - continued House of Commons

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Vicarious liability

   

Mr David Kidney
Annette Brooke

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Anything done by a person in the course of that person's employment shall, in any proceedings brought under section [Breastfeeding etc.], be treated for the purpose of this section as done also by that person's employer, whether or not it was done with the employer's knowledge or approval.

    (2)   Anything done by a person as agent for another person with the authority (whether express or implied and whether precedent or subsequent) of that other person shall, in any proceedings brought under section [Breastfeeding etc.] be treated for the purpose of this section as done also by that other person.

    (3)   In proceedings brought under this Part of this Act against an employer in respect of an offence under section [Breastfeeding etc.] alleged to have been done by an employee of the employer, it shall be a defence for the employer to prove that the employer took such steps as were reasonably practicable to prevent the employee from committing such an offence in the course of the employee's employment.

    (4)   In this section, "employment" means employment under a contract of service or of an apprenticeship or a contract personally to do any work; and related expressions are to be construed accordingly.'.


Fixed penalties for offence of preventing a person feeding milk to a child

   

Mr David Kidney
Annette Brooke

NC5

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   An authorised officer of an enforcement authority (see section 10) who has reason to believe that a person has committed an offence under section [Breastfeeding etc.] on premises, or in a place or vehicle, in relation to which the authorised officer has functions may give him a penalty notice in respect of the offence.

    (2)   A penalty notice is a notice offering a person the opportunity to discharge any liability to conviction for the offence to which the notice relates by paying a penalty in accordance with this Part.

    (3)   Schedule 1 makes further provision about fixed penalties.'.


Promotion and support of breastfeeding

   

Mr David Kidney
Annette Brooke

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   After section 1A of the National Health Service Act 1977 (c. 49) insert—

          ''1AA    Breastfeeding

          (1)   The Secretary of State shall make arrangements to such extent as he considers necessary to meet all reasonable requirements, for the purpose of supporting and encouraging the breastfeeding of children by their mothers.

          (2)   The Secretary of State shall have the power to disseminate, by whatever means, information promoting and encouraging breastfeeding.".'.


   

Jeff Ennis
Mr Andrew Lansley
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr Crispin Blunt

71

Title,     line     2,     after 'vehicles', insert 'to make provision in relation to the sale of tobacco'.


   

Mr David Kidney
Annette Brooke

70

Title,     line     10,     after 'Commission;', insert 'to make it an offence to prevent or stop a person in charge of a child who is otherwise to be permitted to be in a public place or licensed premises from feeding milk to that child in that place or on those premises; to make provision in relation to the promotion of breastfeeding;'.


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [29th NOVEMBER 2005]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Health Bill:

Committal

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

Proceedings in Standing Commitee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 10th January 2006.

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

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.   Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

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


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [6th DECEMBER 2005]

That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Health Bill the Standing Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.35 a.m. on Tuesday 6th December) meet—

      (a) at 3.55 p.m. on Tuesday 6th December;

      (b) at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 8th December;

      (c) at 10.35 a.m. and 3.55 p.m. on Tuesday 13th December;

      (d) at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 15th December;

      (e) at 9.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday 20th December;

      (f) at 10.35 a.m. and 3.55 p.m. on Tuesday 10th January;

    (2)   the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 8; Schedule 1; Clauses 9 and 10; Schedule 2; Clauses 11 and 12; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 1; Clauses 13 to 15; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 2; Clauses 16 to 30; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 3; Clauses 31 to 52; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 4 (except new Clauses and new Schedules relating to the accounts of health service bodies and the auditing of such accounts); Clause 54; Schedule 4; Clause 55; Schedule 5; Clauses 56 and 57; Schedule 6; Clauses 58 to 66; Schedule 7; Clauses 67 and 68; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 5; Clauses 69 to 71; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to Part 6; Clause 53; Schedule 3; new Clauses and new Schedules relating to the accounts of health service bodies and the auditing of such accounts; Clauses 72 to 76; Schedules 8 and 9; Clauses 77 to 80; remaining new Clauses and new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

    (3)   the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 10th January.


 
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