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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 22 March 2011

 

Public Bill Committee

 

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Health and Social Care Bill


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Orders of the

 

Committee [8 February and 8 March].

 


 

Derek Twigg

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Liz Kendall

 

474

 

Clause  69,  page  73,  line  21,  leave out from first ‘the’ to end of line 21 and insert

 

‘non-designation of the service for the purposes of this Part.

 

(1A)    

In the absence of an application under subsection (1) it is assumed that all health

 

services are designated.’.

 

Derek Twigg

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Liz Kendall

 

476

 

Clause  69,  page  73,  leave out line 23.

 

Derek Twigg

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Liz Kendall

 

475

 

Clause  69,  page  73,  line  24,  after second ‘is,’ insert ‘not’.

 

Derek Twigg

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Liz Kendall

 

477

 

Clause  69,  page  73,  line  31,  at end insert—


 
 

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‘(c)    

increase or fail to decrease inequalities between the people of England

 

with respect to their—

 

(i)    

health needs,

 

(ii)    

health outcomes, or

 

(iii)    

access to health services.’.

 

Derek Twigg

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Liz Kendall

 

478

 

Clause  69,  page  73,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘(ba)    

the potential impact on other services in the organisation or region’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

504

 

Clause  69,  page  74,  line  1,  leave out ‘must grant an application under this section’

 

and insert ‘may grant an application under this section only’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

505

 

Clause  69,  page  74,  line  6,  leave out from beginning to ‘to’ in line 7 and insert

 

‘Monitor must give notice of its decision on an application under this section’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

506

 

Clause  69,  page  74,  line  10,  at beginning insert ‘Where Monitor grants the

 

application,’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

507

 

Clause  69,  page  74,  line  11,  leave out ‘right of appeal conferred by section 70’ and

 

insert ‘rights conferred by section (Complaint about grant of application for

 

designation)’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

508

 

Clause  69,  page  74,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Where Monitor refuses the application, a notice under subsection (7) given to the

 

commissioner or the provider of the service must—

 

(a)    

give the reasons for the refusal, and

 

(b)    

explain the rights conferred by section (Complaint about refusal of

 

application for designation).’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

509

 

Page  74,  line  42,  leave out Clause 70.

 



 
 

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Mr Simon Burns

 

510

 

Clause  71,  page  75,  line  10,  leave out ‘the relevant’ and insert ‘each review’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

511

 

Clause  71,  page  75,  line  14,  leave out subsection (2) and insert—

 

‘(2)    

The first review period is a period which is of such duration as Monitor may by

 

direction specify but which—

 

(a)    

must not begin before the expiry of the period of one year after the date

 

of the notice under section 69(7), and

 

(b)    

must end before the expiry of the period of ten years after that date.

 

(2A)    

Each subsequent review period is a period which is of such duration as Monitor

 

may by direction specify but which—

 

(a)    

must not begin before the expiry of the period of one year after the date

 

on which the previous review under subsection (1) was completed, and

 

(b)    

must end before the expiry of the period of ten years after that date.

 

(2B)    

For the purposes of subsections (2) and (2A), Monitor may specify—

 

(a)    

the same period in respect of all designated services, or

 

(b)    

different periods in respect of different designated services or designated

 

services of different descriptions.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

512

 

Clause  71,  page  75,  line  35,  leave out ‘must grant an application under subsection

 

(3)’ and insert ‘may grant an application under subsection (3) only’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

513

 

Clause  71,  page  75,  line  40,  leave out from beginning to ‘to’ in line 41 and insert

 

‘Monitor must give notice of its decision on an application under subsection (3)’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

514

 

Clause  71,  page  75,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Where Monitor grants the application, a notice under subsection (7) given to a

 

provider of a service for the purposes of the NHS must explain the rights

 

conferred by section (Complaint about grant of application for removal of

 

designation).

 

( )    

Where Monitor refuses the application, the notice under subsection (7) given to

 

the commissioner must—

 

(a)    

give the reasons for the refusal, and

 

(b)    

explain the rights conferred by section (Complaint about refusal of

 

application for removal of designation).’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

515

 

Clause  71,  page  76,  line  1,  leave out subsections (8) to (10).

 



 
 

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Mr Simon Burns

 

382

 

Clause  77,  page  79,  line  24,  at end insert ‘;

 

( )    

where the Secretary of State is proposing to give a direction under

 

subsection (3)(b) or (c), give notice of the proposal to the person from

 

whom the Secretary of State proposes to withdraw the exemption.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

449

 

Clause  77,  page  79,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The period so specified must be not less than 28 days beginning with the

 

day after that on which the notice is received or (as the case may be)

 

published.’.

 


 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

Liz Kendall

 

126

 

Clause  82,  page  80,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘(2)    

If a provider of health services for the purposes of the NHS is referred by the

 

National Health Service Commissioning Board with respect to subsection (1D)

 

of section 13J of the National Health Service Act 2006, Monitor shall investigate

 

with respect to the provider’s licence.’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

383

 

Clause  84,  page  81,  line  16,  leave out ‘of 28 days mentioned in’ and insert ‘for

 

bringing an appeal under’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

384

 

Clause  84,  page  81,  line  18,  leave out from ‘after’ to the end and insert ‘that

 

period’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

450

 

Clause  89,  page  84,  line  5,  leave out ‘or accountability’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

516

 

Clause  89,  page  84,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Monitor must not exercise a function to which this section applies in a way which

 

it considers would result in a particular licence holder or holders of licences of a

 

particular description being put at an unfair advantage or disadvantage in


 
 

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competing with others in the provision of health care services for the purposes of

 

the NHS as a result of—

 

(a)    

being in public or (as the case may be) private ownership, or

 

(b)    

some other aspect of its or their status.’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

451

 

Clause  90,  page  84,  line  23,  leave out from ‘things’ to second ‘in’ in line 24 and

 

insert ‘or things of a specified description (or to do, or not to do, any such things in a

 

specified manner) within such period as may be specified’.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

Derek Twigg

 

Liz Kendall

 

127

 

Clause  90,  page  84,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

‘(ca)    

requiring the licence holder to do, or not to do, specified things (or to do,

 

or not to do, specified things in a specified manner) in order to promote

 

cooperation in the provision of health care services for the purposes of

 

the NHS,’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

452

 

Clause  90,  page  84,  line  42,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

to do, or not to do, specified things or things of a specified

 

description (or to do, or not to do, any such things in a specified

 

manner) within such period as may be specified in order to

 

ensure the continued provision of designated services,’.

 

Emily Thornberry

 

167

 

Clause  90,  page  84,  line  47,  at end insert—

 

‘(ia)    

requiring the licence holder, with respect to Monitor’s duty under section

 

54(m)—

 

(i)    

to make such provision as Monitor deems necessary for staff

 

training, and

 

(ii)    

to allow the easy transfer of staff between the licence holder and

 

other licence holders for the purposes of staff training.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

385

 

Clause  90,  page  85,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The references in subsections (1)(d) and (6) to the activities of a business include

 

a reference to the activities of an NHS foundation trust in so far as its activities

 

would not otherwise be the activities of a business.’.

 



 
 

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Mr Simon Burns

 

386

 

Clause  91,  page  86,  line  31,  leave out ‘licences’ and insert ‘all licences or (as the

 

case may be) licences of that description’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

387

 

Clause  92,  page  87,  line  37,  after ‘applicant’ insert ‘or licence holder concerned’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

388

 

Clause  92,  page  87,  line  41,  after ‘applicant’ insert ‘or licence holder concerned’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

389

 

Clause  92,  page  87,  line  44,  after ‘applicant’ insert ‘or licence holder concerned’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

453

 

Clause  92,  page  88,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Where the standard conditions applicable to all licences or (as the case may be)

 

to licences of a particular description are modified pursuant to a reference made

 

under subsection (4), Monitor—

 

(a)    

may also make such incidental or consequential modifications as it

 

considers necessary or expedient of any other conditions of a licence

 

which is affected by the modifications,

 

(b)    

must make (as nearly as may be) the same modifications of those

 

conditions for the purposes of their inclusion in all licences or (as the case

 

may be) licences of that description granted after that time, and

 

(c)    

must publish any modifications made under this subsection.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

390

 

Clause  92,  page  88,  line  6,  leave out subsection (7).

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

391

 

Schedule  8,  page  285,  line  33,  leave out paragraph (b).

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

392

 

Schedule  8,  page  286,  line  20,  after ‘day’ insert ‘after that’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

517

 

Schedule  8,  page  288,  line  19,  leave out ‘and (6)’ and insert ‘, (6) and (8) to (11)’.


 
 

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Mr Simon Burns

 

518

 

Schedule  8,  page  288,  line  34,  after ‘(7)’ insert ‘to (11)’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

393

 

Schedule  8,  page  288,  line  35,  leave out ‘7’ and insert ‘8’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

394

 

Schedule  8,  page  289,  line  44,  leave out ‘offences and’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

395

 

Clause  93,  page  89,  line  6,  leave out ‘licences’ and insert ‘all licences or (as the

 

case may be) licences of that description’.

 


 

Mr Simon Burns

 

454

 

Schedule  9,  page  290,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

explain the effect of section 96,’. 

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

455

 

Schedule  9,  page  291,  line  1,  after ‘period’, insert ‘(“the payment period”)’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

456

 

Schedule  9,  page  291,  line  1,  after ‘made’, insert—

 

‘( )    

any discount applicable for early payment of the penalty,’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

457

 

Schedule  9,  page  291,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

      ‘()  

The payment period must be not less than 28 days beginning with the day after

 

that on which the final notice is received.’.

 

Mr Simon Burns

 

458

 

Schedule  9,  page  291,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘          

Monitor may by notice to a person on whom a discretionary requirement has

 

been imposed—

 

(a)    

withdraw the discretionary requirement,

 

(b)    

in the case of a variable monetary penalty, reduce the amount of the

 

penalty or extend the payment period, or


 
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