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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 6th December 2005

 

Standing Committee Proceedings

 

Standing Committee E

 

Health Bill


 

[First And Second Sittings]


 

Caroline Flint

 

Agreed to

 

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.

 



 
 

S.C.E.Standing Committee Proceedings: 6th December 2005          

58

 

Health Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Dr Andrew Murrison

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Not selected  65

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  2,  at end add­—

 

‘(4)    

In this Part “smoking” does not refer to the inhalation of smoke from lit fires or

 

candles.

 

(5)    

In this Part “smoking” does not include practices that do not give rise to the

 

emission of smoke to the environment.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Steve Webb

 

Stephen Williams

 

Withdrawn  40

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  17,  at end insert ‘provided that the part of the premises that is

 

open to the public or (as the case may be) used as a place of work is segregated from the

 

remaining premises to standards that the appropriate national authority may specify in

 

regulations.’.

 

Steve Webb

 

Stephen Williams

 

Withdrawn  41

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  21,  at end insert ‘provided that any area of premises which is

 

more than one half enclosed shall not be defined other than as enclosed or substantially

 

enclosed.’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Dr Andrew Murrison

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Not called  69

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  21,  at end insert­ ‘having regard to the excess health risk

 

conferred on an individual by virtue of the enclosure.’.

 

Steve Webb

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not selected  42

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  22,  leave out subsection (6).

 

Steve Webb

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not selected  75

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  26,  at end add—

 

‘(8)    

The appropriate national authority shall make regulations providing for premises

 

where a person has his home or is living permanently or temporarily (including

 

care homes and prisons and other places where a person may be detained) not to

 

be smoke-free.

 

(9)    

In making regulations under subsection (8) the appropriate national authority

 

shall consult with organisations representing those enforcing theses provisions.’.


 
 

S.C.E.Standing Committee Proceedings: 6th December 2005          

59

 

Health Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Dr Andrew Murrison

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Withdrawn  66

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  26,  leave out subsection (8).

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Steve Webb

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not selected  43

 

Page  2,  line  27,  leave out Clause 3.

 

Sir George Young

 

Not selected  56

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

‘Regulations issued under this section shall be subject to the affirmative

 

resolution procedure’.

 

Sir George Young

 

Withdrawn  57

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  30,  at end insert­—

 

‘( )    

No regulations shall be made that permit any premises not to be smoke-free

 

despite section 2 for more than two years from the date that such regulations come

 

into force.’.

 

Andrew Mackinlay

 

Not selected  36

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  31,  leave out ‘Examples of’ and insert ‘The only’.

 

Steve Webb

 

Stephen Williams

 

Withdrawn  44

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  31,  leave out from beginning of line to ‘premises’ in line 33

 

and insert ‘specified premises may be only those’.

 

Sir George Young

 

Not called  74

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  31,  leave out ‘Examples of’.

 

Sir George Young

 

Not called  55

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  32,  leave out ‘the following’ and insert ‘paragraph (a)’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Dr Andrew Murrison

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Not called  6

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  34,  after ‘hotels’, insert ‘hospitals’.


 
 

S.C.E.Standing Committee Proceedings: 6th December 2005          

60

 

Health Bill, continued

 
 

Andrew Mackinlay

 

Steve Webb

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  37

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  leave out lines 36 and 37.

 

Steve Webb

 

Stephen Williams

 

Not called  45

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  37,  at end insert ‘provided that no employee of such a club or

 

of any business or organisation providing goods or services to that club shall enter any

 

area of the club that is enclosed or substantially enclosed at any time that such premises

 

are specified not to be smoke-free.’.

 

Sir George Young

 

Not called  58

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  37,  at end insert­ ‘provided that such premises or specific

 

areas of such premises shall be smoke-free whenever any person, for whom they are a

 

place of work, is present.’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Dr Andrew Murrison

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Not called  67

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  37,  at end insert­—

 

‘(d)    

HM ships and submarines’.

 

Mr Andrew Lansley

 

Dr Andrew Murrison

 

Mr Crispin Blunt

 

Question Proposed  35

 

Clause  3,  page  2,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Regulations made under subsection (1) shall not provide for premises or areas of

 

premises not to be smoke-free if they are premises or areas of premises to which

 

children have access.’.

 

[Adjourned till Thursday at 9.00 a.m.


 
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