Amendments proposed to the Health Bill - continued House of Commons

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Caroline Flint

128

Schedule     3,     page     66,     leave out lines 26 to 36 and insert—

'(1) Each English NHS body to which paragraph 5A applies must send a copy of any accounts of the body audited as mentioned in paragraph 5A(2) to the Secretary of State by the specified date.

(2) If the body is a Primary Care Trust, it must also send a copy of any such accounts to the Strategic Health Authority within whose area the Trust's area falls.

(3) Each Special Health Authority that is an English NHS body or cross-border SHA must send copies of any annual accounts prepared by it under paragraph 5—

(a)   to the Secretary of State by the specified date, and

(b)   to the Comptroller and Auditor General as soon as is reasonably practicable following the end of the financial year in question.

(4) In sub-paragraph (1) or (3) "the specified date", in relation to a financial year, means such date as the Secretary of State may direct in relation to that year for the purposes of that sub-paragraph.'.

   

Caroline Flint

129

Schedule     3,     page     68,     line     8,     leave out 'or 4'.


   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr Crispin Blunt

22

Clause     75,     page     57,     line     24,     leave out from 'instrument' to end of line 31 and insert 'under this Act'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr Crispin Blunt

2

Clause     75,     page     57,     line     25,     after 'section', insert '2 (5)'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr Crispin Blunt

3

Clause     75,     page     57,     line     25,     after '4', insert '5'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr Crispin Blunt

4

Clause     75,     page     57,     line     25,     leave out '6(8)' and insert '6'.

   

Steve Webb
Stephen Williams

97

Clause     75,     page     57,     line     25,     leave out 'or (9)(6)' and insert '(9)(6) or 13'.

   

Caroline Flint

138

Clause     75,     page     57,     line     29,     after 'section', insert '(Amendments relating to Local Health Boards and abolition of Welsh health authorities) or'.

   

Caroline Flint

83

Clause     75,     page     57,     line     37,     at end insert—

    '( )   No statutory instrument containing an order under section 76(3A) which amends or repeals any provision of an Act or an Act of the Scottish Parliament may be made by the Scottish Ministers unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, the Scottish Parliament.

    ( )   Otherwise, a statutory instrument containing an order under section 76(3A) is to be subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of the Scottish Parliament.'.

   

Mr Andrew Lansley
Dr Andrew Murrison
Mr Crispin Blunt

68

Clause     75,     page     57,     line     45,     at end add—

    '(8)   Any statutory instrument made under Part 1 of this Act will cease to have effect three years after it comes into force unless the instrument concerned has been laid before and approved for continuation by a resolution of each House of Parliament.'.


   

Caroline Flint

84

Clause     76,     page     58,     line     10,     at end insert—

    '(3A)   The Scottish Ministers may by order make—

(a) such supplementary, incidental or consequential provision, or

(b) such transitory, transitional or saving provision,

as they consider appropriate for the general purposes, or any particular purposes, of the provisions specified in subsection (3B) or in consequence of, or for giving full effect to, any of those provisions.

    (3B)   Those provisions are—

(a) section 33(2),

(b) so far as extending to Scotland, section 70 and paragraph 53 of Schedule 8.

    (3C)   An order under subsection (3A) may not include any provision which would be outside the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament if it were included in an Act of that Parliament.

    (3D)   An order under subsection (3) may not include any provision which it would be competent for the Scottish Ministers to make in an order under subsection (3A).'.

   

Caroline Flint

85

Clause     76,     page     58,     line     11,     after '(3)' insert 'or (3A)'.


   

Caroline Flint

130

Schedule     8,     page     80,     line     30,     leave out 'prepared in accordance with directions under'.

   

Caroline Flint

131

Schedule     8,     page     80,     line     31,     leave out 'kept in accordance with directions under paragraph 3(1)' and insert 'paragraph 5(1)'.

   

Caroline Flint

132

Schedule     8,     page     81,     line     1,     leave out sub-paragraph (2) and insert —

'(2) Omit paragraph 1(g).'.

   

Caroline Flint

133

Schedule     8,     page     81,     leave out lines 4 to 6 and insert —

"1A  Section 2 also applies to annual accounts of health service bodies prepared under paragraph 5(1) of Schedule 12B to the National Health Service Act 1977.".'.

   

Caroline Flint

134

Schedule     8,     page     81,     line     10,     before 'section', insert 'the accounts kept in pursuance of'.

   

Caroline Flint

135

Schedule     8,     page     81,     line     11,     leave out 'paragraph 3(2)' and insert 'any accounts kept or prepared in pursuance of paragraph 3 or 5'.

   

Caroline Flint

136

Schedule     8,     page     81,     line     13,     after 'accounts' insert 'or prepare annual accounts'.


   

Caroline Flint

137

Schedule     9,     page     84,     line     33,     column 2, leave out 'paragraph' and insert 'paragraphs 1(g) and'.


   

Caroline Flint

139

Clause     79,     page     59,     line     4,     leave out 'section 71' and insert 'sections 71 and (Amendments relating to Local Health Boards and abolition of Welsh health authorities)'.

   

Caroline Flint

86

Clause     79,     page     59,     line     5,     leave out first 'and' and insert 'to'.

   

Caroline Flint

87

Clause     79,     page     59,     line     7,     at end insert—

    '( )   The following provisions come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by order appoint—

(a) section 33(2), and

(b) so far as extending to Scotland—

(i) section 70,

(ii) paragraph 53 of Schedule 8, and

(iii) section 76(1) so far as relating to that paragraph.'.

   

Steve Webb
Stephen Williams

54

Clause     79,     page     59,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(5A)   Part 1 and sections 72 and 73 so far as relating to offences under that Part shall come into force in relation to England at noon on 1st January 2007;'.


   

Caroline Flint

140

Clause     80,     page     60,     line     5,     after 'sections', insert '(Amendments relating to Local Health Boards and abolition of Welsh health authorities),'.

   

Caroline Flint

88

Clause     80,     page     60,     line     6,     leave out from 'Act' to 'has' in line 7

   

Caroline Flint

89

Clause     80,     page     60,     line     9,     leave out subsection (5).


REMAINING NEW CLAUSES

Breastfeeding etc.

   

Mr David Kidney
Annette Brooke

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   Subject to subsection (2), it is an offence deliberately to prevent or stop a person in charge of a child from feeding milk to that child in a public place or on licensed premises.

    (2)   Subsection (1) does not apply if the child, at the material time, is not lawfully permitted to be in the public place or on the licensed premises otherwise than for the purpose of being fed milk.

    (3)   A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.

    (4)   In this section—"child" means a person who has not yet attained the age of two years;"feeding" includes—

(a) breastfeeding; and

(b) feeding from a bottle or other container;

"licensed premises" means premises used for licensable activity under Part III of the Licensing Act 2003 (c. 17);"milk" means breastmilk, cow's milk or infant formula;"public place" means any place to which, at the material time, the public or any section of the public has access, on payment or otherwise, as of right or by virtue of express or implied permission.'.


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.'.



 
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