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Public Bill Committee: 17 February 2011                  

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Health and Social Care Bill, continued

 
 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

84

 

Schedule  1,  page  224,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘Contractors

 

    (1)  

Where the Board enters into a contractual arrangement to exercise its functions

 

with a person other than its members, members of its committees or sub-

 

committee, or its employees, it shall include provision in the contract that

 

applies the duties of the Board under—

 

(a)    

the Freedom of Information Act 2000;

 

(b)    

the Equality Act 2010; and

 

(c)    

any requirements, directions or Regulations from the Secretary of

 

State relating to remuneration of employees or publication of

 

prescribed information relating to the remuneration of employees

 

            

to that person in so far as they are exercising the functions of the Board or

 

assisting the Board in the exercise of its functions.

 

      (2)  

The Secretary of State may issue guidance on the Board’s duty under (1).’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

58

 

Schedule  1,  page  224,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

The Board must appoint a committee whose remit includes consideration of and,

 

where appropriate, the discharge of the Board’s duty under section 13I (duty to

 

promote research).’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

85

 

Schedule  1,  page  224,  line  7,  at end insert ‘but may not include persons who are

 

providers of services that the Board commissions, or representatives of such persons.’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

86

 

Schedule  1,  page  224,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(4)  

The membership and function of each committee shall be published.

 

      (5)  

The dates and agendas of meetings shall be published before meetings, and

 

minutes recording decisions made shall be published after meetings.’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

87

 

Schedule  1,  page  224,  line  13,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘Conflicts of interest

 

    (1)  

The Board shall make provision for dealing with conflicts of interests of

 

members of the Board, its committees or sub-committees, its employees, and

 

any person with which it has a contractual arrangement to exercise or assist its

 

exercise of its functions.

 

      (2)  

The provision shall include a register of interests.

 

      (3)  

The provision must be approved by the Secretary of State and laid before

 

Parliament.’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

88

 

Schedule  1,  page  224,  line  37,  at end insert ‘but shall meet in public at least four

 

times in each calendar year, and shall publish papers to be considered at meetings, and

 

publish minutes listing all discussions and decisions made at all of its meetings.’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

89

 

Schedule  1,  page  225,  leave out line 4.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

90

 

Schedule  1,  page  225,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1A)  

The Secretary of State must require the Board to provide the Secretary of State

 

with such information necessary to answer Written Parliamentary Questions

 

that are relevant to the exercise of the Board’s functions.’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

91

 

Schedule  1,  page  225,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘Parliamentary scrutiny

 

15  (1)  

The Board must respond in writing to any recommendation about its exercise

 

of its functions that a Committee of either House of Parliament or a Committee

 

of both Houses makes.

 

      (2)  

Members of the Board must attend a meeting of any Committee of either

 

House of Parliament or a Committee of both Houses that requests their

 

attendance.

 

      (3)  

Each House may by resolution determine any further method of scrutiny of the

 

Board.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17 February 2011                  

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Health and Social Care Bill, continued

 
 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

59

 

Schedule  1,  page  226,  line  24,  leave out ‘if the Secretary of State so directs’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

60

 

Schedule  1,  page  226,  line  26,  leave out ‘if the Secretary of State so directs’.

 


 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

62

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  3,  leave out ‘commissioning consortia’ and insert ‘primary

 

care trusts’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

63

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  4,  leave out ‘commissioning consortia’ and insert ‘primary

 

care trusts’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

64

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  5,  leave out ‘commissioning consortia’ and insert ‘primary

 

care trusts’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

65

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  7,  leave out ‘commissioning consortium’ and insert ‘primary

 

care trust’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

66

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  9,  at end add—

 

‘(3)    

In exercising functions in relation to the health service, the commissioning

 

consortia must have regard to the need to reduce inequalities between the people

 

of England with respect to the benefits that they can obtain from the health

 

service.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17 February 2011                  

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Health and Social Care Bill, continued

 
 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

61

 

Page  4,  line  1,  leave out Clause 6.

 


 

Emily Thornberry

 

20

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  line  15,  leave out from ‘take’ to ‘for’ in line 16 and insert

 

‘appropriate steps’.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

21

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  line  38,  at end add—

 

‘(c)    

consult the Chief Medical Officer and local Medical Directors of public

 

health and have regard to their advice.’.

 


 

Emily Thornberry

 

24

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  5,  leave out ‘such steps it considers appropriate’ and insert

 

‘appropriate steps’.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

22

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  7,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

25

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  7,  leave out ‘may take such steps as the Secretary of State

 

considers appropriate’ and replace with ‘must take appropriate steps’.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

23

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  9,  at end add ‘where the Secretary of State, after consulting

 

with local authorities, is satisfied that such steps are more appropriate at national rather

 

than local level.’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

67

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The Secretary of State must identify funding to be passed to local authorities for

 

the purposes of taking steps under subsection (1).

 

(2B)    

Such funding passed to local authorities may only be spent on activities consistent

 

with subsection (1).’.


 
 

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Health and Social Care Bill, continued

 
 

Emily Thornberry

 

29

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(h)    

supporting research into the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of

 

illness.’.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

27

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

Where these functions are exercised by a county council, the county council shall

 

consult any relevant district councils in its area about how best to exercise its

 

functions under this part of the Act.’.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

28

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  31,  leave out from ‘England’ to end of line 32.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

26

 

Clause  8,  page  5,  line  35,  at end add—

 

‘(6)    

In exercising these functions the Secretary of State and local authorities must

 

consult relevant local Directors of Public Health and the Chief Medical Officer

 

and have regard to their advice.’.

 


 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

68

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  4,  at end insert ‘, reside in the area covered by the consortium

 

or are visiting the area.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

Paul Burstow

 

4

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  7,  after ‘who’, insert ‘—

 

(a)    

were provided with primary medical services by a person who is or was

 

a member of the consortium, or

 

(b)    

’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

69

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  8,  at end insert ‘including persons living in the area covered

 

by the relevant Health and Wellbeing strategy.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 17 February 2011                  

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Health and Social Care Bill, continued

 
 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

70

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(4A)    

In exercising their duties under this section consortia must act with regard to the

 

relevant Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Health and Wellbeing

 

strategies.’.

 


 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

71

 

Clause  10,  page  6,  line  25,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

72

 

Clause  10,  page  6,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

in exercising its powers under (a) and (b) the consortium must take into

 

account the NHS Constitution and the appropriate Joint Strategic Needs

 

Assessments.’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

73

 

Clause  10,  page  6,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

In exercising their functions under this part of the Act commissioning consortia

 

shall have regard to relevant Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and relevant

 

Health and Wellbeing strategies approved by relevant Health and Wellbeing

 

boards.’.

 


 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

74

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  leave out line 7.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

75

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  14,  leave out from second ‘the’ to end of line 16 and insert

 

‘provision of the service to be arranged at a national level rather than a local level’.


 
 

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Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

76

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  25,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

the extent to which services are provided by local providers rather than

 

by regional or national providers.’.

 

Liz Kendall

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

77

 

Clause  11,  page  7,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

consult with commissioning consortia and Health and Wellbeing

 

Boards.’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

92

 

Clause  14,  page  11,  line  9,  leave out ‘protection’ and insert ‘health’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

93

 

Clause  19,  page  20,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘13RA

Power to make grants etc.

 

(1)    

The Board may make payments by way of grant or loan to a voluntary

 

organisation which provides or arranges for the provision of services which are

 

similar to the services in respect of which the Board has functions.

 

(2)    

The payments may be made subject to such terms and conditions as the Board

 

considers appropriate.’.

 


 

Jeremy Lefroy

 

107

 

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Clause  20,  page  24,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

To ensure the equitable provision of services, the Board must ensure that the per

 

capita resources allocated to each consortium must be no less than 95 per cent. of

 

the average per capita resources allocated for England.’.

 



 
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